How to Manually Install Certificates for Cross-Platform Support
Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1
You must have already manually installed an agent before you start this procedure. You will need a root or elevated account to perform the procedure.
To install certificates for cross-platform support
On the computer that is hosting the UNIX or Linux operating system, locate the file /etc/opt/microsoft/scx/ssl/scx-host-<hostname>.pem and securely copy or transfer it to any location on the computer that is hosting Operations Manager 2007 R2.
On the computer that is hosting Operations Manager 2007 R2, on the Windows desktop, click Start, and then click Run.
In the Run dialog box, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
Change directories to the location where you copied scx.pem.
Type the command scxcertconfig -sign scx-host-<hostname>.pem scx_new.pem, and then press ENTER. This command will self-sign your certificate (scx-host-<hostname>.pem) and then save the new certificate (scx-host-<hostname>_new.pem).
Ensure that the location where Operations Manager is installed is in your path statement, or use the fully qualified path of the scxcertconfig.exe file.
Securely copy or transfer the scx_new.pem file into the /etc/opt/microsoft/scx/ssl folder on the computer that is hosting the UNIX or Linux operating system. This replaces the original scx-host-<hostname>.pem file.
Restart the agent by typing sxadmin –restart.
To discover a UNIX or Linux computer by using Operations Manager 2007 R2
On the computer that is hosting Operations Manager 2007 R2, start the Operations Manager console, and then click Administration.
In the Administration pane, click Discovery Wizard.
In the Computer and Discovery Management Wizard, on the Discovery Type page, click Unix/Linux computers, and then click Next.
On the Discovery Method page, click Add.
In the Define discovery criteria dialog box, in the Discovery scope area, select DNS name, and then type the fully qualified domain name of the UNIX or Linux computer that you want to add.
In the Credentials area, type the username and password of a valid account, and then click OK.
On the Discovery Method page, make sure that Enable SSH based discovery is not selected; if it is necessary, select the management server that you used to sign the certificate, and then click Discover.
On the Select Computers to Manage page, select the computer, and then click Next.
On the Summary page, click Done.