Hosts GS: Additional Host Procedures

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You can perform some host tasks directly from the RSA Security Analytics Administration Hosts view. You can also access host tasks through the services that run on the hosts in the RSA Security Analytics Administration Services view. 

The following table lists some of the more commonly used additional host tasks that you can perform in the Hosts view.

                                         
TaskDescription
Search for a HostEnables you to quickly locate a host (see Search for Hosts).
Edit a HostChanges the name and host name of host (see Change the Name and Hostname of a Host).
Check and Apply UpdatesEnables you to search for host updates and update a selected host. See
  • (For Updates Earlier than 10.5.1) Check and Apply Updates
  • (For 10.5.1 and Later Updates) Check and Apply Updates
Reboot a HostShuts down and restarts the host (see Reboot a Host).
Remove a HostRemoves a host that is no longer needed from the Security Analytics user interface (see Remove a Host).
Remove and Repurpose a HostRemoves a host that you want to completely rebuild for another purpose (see Remove a Host).
Create a Group of HostsCreates a group of hosts that you can manage (see Create and Manage Host Groups).
Remove a Host from a GroupRemoves the selected hosts from a host group, but does not remove the hosts from the Security Analytics user interface (see Create and Manage Host Groups). 

From the Services view, you can access the Services System view for a selected service. In the Services System view, you can use the Host Tasks option to manage tasks that relate to a host and its communications with the network. Several service and host configuration options are available for Core hosts.

The following table lists additional host tasks that you can perform in the Host Task List dialog.

                                                              
TaskDescription
Add Filesystem MonitorStarts monitoring the storage services attached to the specified filesystem (see Add and Delete a Filesystem Monitor).
Delete Filesystem MonitorStops monitoring the storage services attached to the specified filesystem (see Add and Delete a Filesystem Monitor).
Reboot HostShuts down and restarts the host (see Reboot a Host).
Set Host Built-in ClockSets the host local clock (see Set Host Built-In Clock).
Set Network ConfigurationSets network address parameters (see Set Network Configuration).
Set Network Time SourceSets the clock source for the host (see Set Network Time Source).
Set Syslog ForwardingEnables or disables syslog forwarding from a remote server to the selected service (see Set Syslog Forwarding).
Show Network Port StatusShows the network interface information for a host (see Show Network Port Status).
Show Serial NumberGets the host serial number (see Show Serial Number).
Shut Down HostShuts down the physical host and the host remains off (see Shut Down Host).
Start a ServiceStarts a service on the host (see Stop and Start a Service on a Host).
Stop a ServiceStops a service on the host (see Stop and Start a Service on a Host).
setSNMPEnables or disables the SNMP service on a host (see Set SNMP).

Execute a Task From the Host Task List

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration >Services.
  2. In the Services grid, select a service and Actns.png > View> System.
    The System view for the service is displayed.
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  3. In the Services System view toolbar, click Host Tasks.
    HostTaskList2.png
  4. In the Host Task List, click in the Task field to display a drop-down list of tasks that run on a host.

    HostTaskList.png

  5. Select a task; for example, click Stop Service.
    The task is displayed in the Task field and task description, example arguments, security roles, and parameters are displayed in the Info area.
    StopSrv.png
  6. Type arguments if necessary and click Run.
    The command executes and the result is displayed in the Output section.
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