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Working with a Super Master

Working with a Super Master

A super master is limited in its functionality and the objects it provides in the console via its database, because it only consolidates and reports on the data provided by the site masters, which will execute all network management tasks in their part of the organization's infrastructure. The super master stores the inventory data uploaded at regular intervals by the "normal" master servers at the different locations of the organization, and then can generate reports on these.

Depending on the configuration of the site masters, part or all of the following types of inventory data can be consolidated in the super master's database, the data will be uploaded by the site masters right after it was integrated in the local database:

  • Device information (name, IP address, domain name, etc.) from the list of autodiscovered devices
  • Hardware Inventory
  • Software Inventory
  • Custom Inventory
  • Patch Inventory
  • Security Inventory

The super master in itself is completely autonomous, that is, it may create its own configurations for a number of specific objects:

  • objects that are required for reporting: queries, device groups, patch groups and reports
  • device settings such as when a client is lost.

Connecting to a Super Master console

Connecting with a console to a super master works in exactly the same way as connecting to a site master server. After the console opens on the screen, however the objects displayed will be limited to those you are used to see, because the super master is restricted in its license and thus functionalities.

The dashboard displays only those elements required by the super master, that is, no scanned devices in the Device Distribution, no wizards, and the license box of course includes the license for the super master.

The following top nodes are displayed which again will only display a reduced number of their regular subnodes:

  • Search
  • Global Settings
  • Device Topology
  • Device Groups
  • Patch Management
  • Queries
  • Reports
  • Events

Super Master Agent Interface

The agent interface is available with its basic tabs apart from the maintenance and MyApps functionalities and the task creation page. Neither is the rollout page accessible however the report portal can be called.

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