Creating Audit Jobs

Audit Jobs allow you to compare server objects, components, server object based snapshots or component based snapshots to determine whether their configurations match a standard configuration. You can base audits on components or server objects.

Note

The target server and the master server cannot be the same while creating the Audit job.

Performing an audit based on components requires you to identify a master — that is, one or more components or component-based snapshots that act as a master.You can also select a server as a master, in which case the Audit Job performs automatic component discovery and generates components for use in the Audit Job.For procedures describing how to create Audit Jobs, see the following sections:

Before you begin

Ensure that you have enough space on the application server and on the file system for the temporary storage of .snp files, which are created during the execution of the Audit Job and are automatically deleted after the job has completed. For more information, see Resource usage of Snapshot, Audit, and Compliance Jobs.

To create an Audit Job based on components

  1. Begin defining an Audit Job by doing any of the following actions:
    • Open the Servers folder and select a server. Right-click and select Audit from the pop-up menu.
    • Open the Components or Component Templates folder and select a component. Right-click and select Audit from the pop-up menu.
    • Open the Jobs folder, right-click a job folder, and select New > Audit Job from the pop-up menu.
  2. In the Audit Job wizard, define the Audit Job, as described in the following pages:
  3. Click Finish after completing the last step of the wizard, or click OK to save your revisions to an existing job.

To create an Audit Job based on server objects

  1. Begin defining an Audit Job by doing any of the following actions:
    • Open the Servers folder and select a server. Right-click and select Audit from the pop-up menu.
    • Open the Server folder. Select a server, right-click and select Browse. Then, under the server's Live node (in the content editor), right-click any relevant asset, and select Audit.
    • Open the Jobs folder, right-click a job folder, and select New > Audit Job from the pop-up menu.
  2. In the Audit Job wizard, define the Audit Job, as described in the following sections:
  3. Click Finish after completing the last step of the wizard, or click OK to save your revisions to an existing job.
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