How does an Agent Manager install new agents? (NETIQKB862)

  • 7700862
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 16-Aug-2007


How does an Agent Manager install new agents?

Operations Manager 3.X

Security Manager 4.X

Security Manager 3.X

  1. Managed Computer Rules (MCRs) are defined for an Agent Manager from the MMC | Configuration | Agent Manager properties pane. The MCRs define which computers will be managed by a particular Agent Manager.
  2. A Managed Computer rule entered into the MMC is written to the ComputerResponsibility table via the DAS component.
  3. After creating MCRs, an Agent Manager scan can be enacted to install the new agents immediately (or the configured scan will further the process at the configured time).
  4. The Agent Manager component reads the list of intended agents from the contents of the ComputerResponsibility table and compares this to a NetEnum Server call made to the domain. When a match is found, the Agent Manager 'marks' the machine name as a possible agent.
  5. The Agent Manager attempts to read the registries of the selected machines, comparing the registry attributes for Computer Group definitions to the registry keys and values present to determine the computer groups that the target computers should belong to.
  6. The Agent Manager inserts computer name matches into the Computer table.
  7. The Agent Manager inserts appropriate computer to computer group links into the ComputerToComputerRule table.
  8. The Agent Manager starts the process of pushing rules (based on the computer groups that the agent is a member of defined in the ComputerRuleToProcessRuleGroup table) to the OnePoint service on the agent computers.
  9. The onepointservice.exe on the Agents is started as part of the installation process and the rules are applied to the agent machine.

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Formerly known as NETIQKB862