Security considerations for the MID Server

Sometimes computers or devices have additional security measures configured, and these measures may interfere with the MID Server's ability to run commands or queries on those systems.

For example, a Linux server might be configured to allow only certain IP address to connect to it via SSH. Similarly, a network router might be configured to allow only certain IP address to query SNMP on it. To allow access in such cases, use one of the following methods:
  • Update the configuration of those computers or devices to allow the desired MID Server to run commands or query them. For example, a network router may be configured to only allow the network management systems to query SNMP on it. In that case, add the MID Server as though it were another network management system.
  • Install a MID Server on a computer that already has access to the computers or network devices with such restrictions. For example, to use Discovery within a DMZ (where communication from outside the DMZ will be severely restricted), install a MID Server on a computer that is already in the DMZ.