Part 5: Device Management

As we reviewed previously, adding devices requires that you first create an Indeni User in the management system for the device you want to add. Once you have completed that you will then need to add the Indeni User to the Credential Set, which can be done by clicking on the tab located to the right of Devices located in the border above the filter bar.

Once you have successfully added devices, you can Filter the devices by Keyword or Labels. You can sort by Device Name or Issue severities. You can also generate device Report, create Labels, Delete devices or Suspend them if you’re doing maintenance and then Resume automation later.

In order to activate the device options, a device must first be added and selected.

In this example, all devices were selected, which activated the device options and also gives a quick count overview in Device Summary. Device Summary is where you can review the issue details.

You cannot get device issues to show in Device Summary with multiple devices checked. Also, you do not need to have a device checked to see a more detailed issue review.

Clicking on an issue within Device Summary will take you to the Current Tab > Issue Summary.

Selecting More Device Info will give you a detailed review of the device details, including systems running in a container.

Device Report

The report has many options, so it is best to review them after you add a device. You can scroll through, or search by an area of interest, check multiple options and then export.

Label Management

You also have the ability to apply Labels to new devices before adding, letting you take advantage of the tuning you have already done. This means that you will not generate messages around all the Indeni Rules that exist, which means less noise for your team.

Labels allow you to group your devices together, making them easier to manage when you are changing thresholds, backing up devices, viewing issues, or creating reports. Label names can be based on the structure of your organization, or on the criticality of your operation. Devices can belong to multiple labels that meet your organization’s needs.

System Labels

System labels are prefixed with “system-“ and are automatically applied. For example:

  1. System-all
  2. System-<vendor> e.g. system-checkpoint, system-F5, etc.

The system-all label consists of all the devices managed by Indeni. When a new device is added, the label system-all is automatically applied. Conversely, when a device is removed, the system will automatically update all relevant system labels. System labels cannot be modified manually.

When a new vendor device is added for the first time, “system-<vendor-name>” label is created automatically. The new device will be added to both the “system-all’ and “system-<vendor-name>” labels.

For auditing and debugging purpose, a log entry is added to indicate whenever a new label is created or a label is updated with the relevant information.

Helpful Hints

If you leverage filters to search through issues and devices, be sure to reset the filters once you are done. It could appear as though the system is not showing all the data.