If the Unix agent vsaunix directory is full, will the Vulnerability Manager security checkup reports return valid results?
What happens if the Unix agent vsaunix directory is full?
NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.0
NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.5
VigilEnt Security Agent for Unix 5.0
If the Unix agent vsaunix directory is full, Vulnerability Manager security checkup reports run for Unix endpoints will not return valid results. When the file system is full, no disk caching will occur. Disk caching is required by the Unix agent uvserv, uagent, and detect processes to create report images, create alert.xml files, and perform other activities that require disk space. If there is no disk space available, these disk-dependent activities will not produce valid results, even though the related Unix agent process continues to run on the system.
There is a file system full rule in the syslog rule group in Unix Manager > Rules Manager. You can configure the file system full rule to notify a user at a specified email address just before the file system reaches 100% capacity. If you are using Security Manager, configure Security Manager to generate an alert warning a user just before the file system reaches 100% capacity.
For more information about the vsaunix directory and clearing the directory, see the following NetIQ Knowledge Base articles:
- NETIQKB47604: "How much disk space does the Unix agent need?"
- NETIQKB47496: "How do I clean up the debug files on the Unix agent?"
- NETIQKB46506: "How do I create and schedule a script to flush the cache file?"