BlueCat Address Manager Configuration setup - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 23.2

Network Discovery Administration Guide

Product name
BlueCat Gateway

In order to use the Network Discovery app, you must set up a Configuration for it within BlueCat Address Manager.

The Network Discovery application works by pushing JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) files to BlueCat Address Manager (BAM). In turn, BAM reads the JSON files for reconciliation within the BAM user interface. The Network Discovery app uses regular BAM credentials when accessing the BAM API and needs SSH credentials to connect and copy the output JSON files to BAM.

To set up a new Configuration within Address Manager for discovering the network:
  1. From within Address Manager, click the Administration tab.

  2. In the General section, choose Configurations.

  3. In the Configurations page, select New.

  4. In the window that appears, enter the following:

    Field Description
    Name A name for your Network Discovery Configuration. Configuration names are case-sensitive.
    Description (Optional) A description of your Configuration.
    Configuration Group A name for the Configuration Group. This name appears in drop-down menus on the top right corner of tabs throughout Address Manager (except for the Administration and Groups tabs).

    Leave the other fields empty.

  5. When you're done, click Add.

To enable Gateway to connect to BAM:

  1. From within Address Manager, click the Administration tab.

  2. In the Data Management section, choose Object Types.

  3. In the Object Categories page that appears, navigate to the Admin section and click Named User.

  4. In the Named User page that appears, click the New icon (+) in the Fields section to create a new user-defined field (UDF).

  5. In the Add User-Defined Field page that appears, enter the following values for the fields as specified:

    Field Value
    Name BlueCatGateway
    Display Name BlueCatGateway
    Type Text
    Pre-Defined Values > Default Value all
  6. Click Add to create the UDF.