Because the BMC Discovery appliance is installed on a UNIX machine, you need a Windows Proxy to be able to communicate with and discover Windows systems in your environment. BMC Discovery and the Windows Proxies communicate with each other using Transport Layer Security (TLS).
To avoid performance issues, you must create Windows Proxy pools on your appliance and then create Windows Proxies in the pool. You can add a Windows Proxy to an existing or a new pool. Unless firewalls or security policies prevent it, the easiest way to register a proxy is from the BMC Discovery Proxy Manager. For more information about how to register a Windows Proxy, see managing known appliances.
The following diagram illustrates the end-to-end flow for creating a Windows Proxy.
Before you create a Windows Proxy Pool and assign Windows Proxies to it, you must install the BMC Discovery Proxy Manager. For more information about installing the manager, see Installing BMC Discovery Proxy Manager.
From the top-right corner of the page, click Add.
The Create Windows Proxy Pool page is displayed, as illustrated in the following screenshot.
The following table lists the fields as displayed on the Windows Proxy Pool page in the UI.
|Name||The name for the Windows Proxy Pool. Ensure that you specify a unique name in this field.|
Select Match All to match all endpoints. Deselect it to enter values that will be used to determine if this credential is suitable for a particular endpoint. They can be one or more of the following, separated by commas:
The following address types cannot be specified:
• IPv6 link local addresses (prefix
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Proxy pools must contain either Credential or Active Directory proxies. You must select one of the following proxy types:
|Domains||Enabled only for the Active Directory Proxy Pools. Specify the domain or a space-separated list of domains that the Windows Proxy Pool will discover.|
|Description||A free-text description of the Windows Proxy Pool.|
The following table lists the fields as displayed on the Windows Proxy page in the UI.
Select the Windows Proxy Pool from the list.
Enter the name that the Windows Proxy will be referred to in the user interface. This name must be unique. The system validates this name to be unique.
The address of the Windows Proxy, which can be specified as one of the following:
The port on which to communicate with the Windows Proxy. If you specified a port setting in the BMC Discovery Proxy Manager for the proxy that is other than the default option, make sure that you match that port setting in this field when adding a Windows Proxy.
The contents of the certificate that was generated automatically by the Windows Proxy Manager. To have the appliance automatically retrieve the certificate, leave this field as Not Set.
To enable the Windows Proxy, select the check box.