Adding UNIX agents via PowerShell


First, a shout out to Vanessa Bruwer @VanessaBruwer and Tyson Paul for their help!

 

Feel like I was pounding rocks, and had a great find! 🙂

...How to add UNIX agents manually via command line

 

 

 

Required

1. Unix Agent action account and agent maintenance account ID and passwords
2. Unix Resource Pool name (use get-SCOMResourcePool)

Don't confuse the WSMAN login and use your MSAA ID

BTW, cmdlets exist with 2012R2 and 2016

 

 

From MS running PowerShell as admin

$MyPool = Get-SCOMResourcePool “UNIX/Linux Monitoring Resource Pool”
$SSHCredential = Get-SCXSSHCredential -UserName scom -ElevationType sudo
$WSCredential = Get-Credential scom

# Using MSAA account this fails

$DiscResult = Invoke-SCXDiscovery -Name "ubuntu.testlab.net" -ResourcePool $MyPool -WSManCredential $WSCredential -SSHCredential $SSHCredential

# Alternative Discovery for Network IP range
$DiscResult = Invoke-SCXDiscovery -IPRange 192.168.1.50,192.168.1.75  -ResourcePool $MyPool -WSManCredential $WSCredential -SSHCredential $SSHCredential

 

$DiscResult |fl -property *

 

$installResult = Install-SCXAgent -DiscoveryResult $DiscResult -Verbose
$installResult | fl -property *

 

 

Using MSAA account this fails

 

Using SCOM Agent Maintenance Account

 

Console verified

 

 
Resources
Old https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/scxplat/2009/12/11/cross-platform-powershell-scripts-released/
2012R2 (tested on my 2016 lab) https://operatingquadrant.com/2012/12/06/using-powershell-for-automated-unixlinux-agent-discovery/
PoSH cmdlet reference https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh545212(v=sc.20).aspx

 

 

 

 

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