How do I automate running of the Check File System Baseline process? (NETIQKB45810)

  • 7745810
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 10-Oct-2007

Resolution

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How do I automate running of the Check File System Baseline process?

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How do I designate a specific output file format for the Check File System Baseline?

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Can I schedule a task or security check for the Check File System Baseline process?

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NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.0



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VigilEnt Security Agent for Unix 5.0

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NetIQ Security Agent for Unix 5.5

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NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.5

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The Check File System Baseline process exists as both a task and a security check. You can schedule either one. The task creates an XML file and produces a report without a scoring mechanism. The security check creates PDF, XLS, XML, DOC, or RTF files and produces a score that you can incorporate into a site scoring mechanism.

To create a scheduled task for the Check File System Baseline process:

  1. In the VM console, select the Security Checks tab.
  2. Right-click Custom Tasks > New Custom Task.
  3. Select the UNIX tab.
  4. Expand System.
  5. Click Baseline Report then click Next.
  6. Enter a name and description and click Finish to save the task.
  7. Right-click Task Suites> New Task Suite.
  8. Enter a name and description for the task suite.
  9. In the Add Task Suite Wizard, select the UNIX tab.
  10. Select Custom Tasks.
  11. In the Available Tasks window, expand System.
  12. Click the baseline report you just created.
  13. Click the > symbol to place the task in the Members of the Task Suite window and click Finish to save the task suite.
  14. Expand IT AssetsManage Groups.
  15. Right-click the group or the computer you want.
  16. Click Run Task Suite.
  17. Click the task suite you created.
  18. If you want to configure email, select the Distribute tab and provide the appropriate information.
  19. If you want to schedule runs, use the Schedule button and provide the appropriate information.

To create a Security Check for the Check File System Baseline process:

  1. To run the Security Check alone, in the VM console expand Security Check
  2. Expand NetIQ Checks> expand Unix.
  3. Click Files/Directories to reveal all the file-based checks.
  4. Right-click File baseline signature verification > click Run Security Checks.
  5. Follow the wizard to set up the security checks to run against a specific endpoint or group
  6. Use the Schedule option to specify the desired run times.
  7. Click Enable Schedule check box at the top of the window then set the schedule as desired.
  8. Use the Distribution option to specify the desired output format.
  9. Click Enable Distribution check box at the top of the window
  10. Click Add.
  11. Click File distribution.
  12. Select the File Type: needed along with the other required info in the wizard.
  13. click Finish to run the check
  14. Using normal VM techniques this check can be added to a template if needed.

 



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All individual file system policy reports will display combined into one report.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB45810

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