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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 21, 2021

Linux Running Services in Data Model and Data portal

The Data model is missing Linux Services. It currently has Windows services only.
I would like to see Linux services added to the data model; Have Linux Sensor populate the data into the model and have that information displayed in the data portal under the "Services" or "Active Services" Tab.

A simple command of "chkconfig --list" on a linux box can bring back this kind of information.

Idea Priority High
Use Case
The use case for this would be many; One of which is that it would help the *nix teams determine the services running on a specific box so when migrations / upgrades happen they can have a clear snap shot about what is running. The services running could also help with security determining vulnerabilities on a box by seeing what is running then determining the version. Showing the running services could also help identify rogue boxes by using the compliance tester built into taddm. From a Command center perspective this could also help quickly diagnose an issue by seeing if the service has been "stopped", if it's stopped it's not running... therefore the reason the application is not responding. As you can see the use case is vast.
RFE ID 148079
RFE URL
RFE Product Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Mgmt (TADDM)
  • Guest
    Feb 16, 2021

    The development team is reviewing the feasibility of this RFE.