In Entuity, Linux OS monitoring requires SSH credentials for a user to log in to each Linux server being monitored. For security reasons, it is recommended that this be a non-root user.
Please find below the specific requirements of this user account to enable Linux OS polling:
- user can log in via SSH. The user does not need a service/system account - these do not have a login shell and so cannot log in via SSH remotely.
- user's default login shell is a bourne-type (sh, bash, etc). Entuity's Linux OS SSH monitoring does not work for OSs using a c-type shell (csh, tcsh, etc).
- user's account must be able to run the following commands:
- ip addr
- user's account must have access to the following directories: