Linking Files to a Machine Group

Version 5

    Purpose

     

    This document outlines how to Link Files to a Machine Group. Shavlik Protect provides a dynamic mechanism to keep a machine group current. This is especially useful if your machine list changes from time to time and you want an easy way to update it. If you add machines to, and delete machines from a linked file between scans, any new machines added to the file will be scanned. While any machines removed from the list will not be scanned. When defining a machine group you can link to files containing machine names, domains, IP addresses , and virtual machines.  The following table describes how to create each particular link file..

     

    Steps

     

    Step 1


    Use a text editor to create a text file using the following instructions for each type of file

     

    Link Machine File

    Provide the name of a file containing machine names.  One machine name per line with a carriage return at the end.

    Sample:

    machine1

    machine2

    dc

    mail

    dbserver

    Link Domain File

    Provide the name of a file containing domain names.  One domain name per line with a carriage return at the end.

    Sample:

    example

    yourcompany

    corp

    redmond

    dmz

    Link Virtual Machine File

    Provide the name of a file containing virtual machines.  One virtual machine name per line with a carriage return at the end, or separate each name by a comma.

    Sample:

    D:\VMware Images\VM-MAF-FR-XPP\winXPPro.vmx, D:\VMware Images\VM-QA-EN-2KS-4\win2000Serv.vmx

    Z:\VMware Images\WinXP_EN_gold_2\winXPPro.vmx

    Link IP Address File

    Provide the name of a file containing IP addresses.  One IP address per line with a carriage return at the end.

    Note: You cannot combine individual IP addresses and IP ranges in the same file.

    Sample:

    192.168.29.132

    10.1.1.10

    172.16.1.5

    Link IP Range File

    Provide the name of a file containing IP ranges.  IP ranges in the format of x.x.x.x-y.y.y.y are acceptable.  One per line with a carriage return at the end.

    Sample:

    192.168.29.1-192.168.29.5

    172.16.2.20-172.16.2.99

     


    Step 2


    Select "Link to file" under to the appropriate Tab for the type of file that you created.

    linktofile.jpg

    The path to the linked file will show in the Machines List

    linkedMG.JPG


    Save the machine group.


    Affected Product(s)

     

    Shavlik Protect 9.x