How to find the resource guid, resource type and resource keys on Unix, Linux and Mac clients

Article:HOWTO77403  |  Created: 2012-08-08  |  Updated: 2013-04-01  |  Article URL
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 The Unix, Linux and Mac (ULM) agent includes a utility named 'aex-helper'. Among the many options is a 'query resource' option. This command line parameter will return the following information (which is much simpler than setting a backup_dir client.conf setting and copy basic inventory nse files). 


sudo aex-helper query resource
Resource GUID: {ECBCB670-E433-4870-8B53-DF6E8266092B}
Resource Type: Computer ({493435F7-3B17-4C4C-B07F-C23E7AB7781F})
Resource keys:

Note: 'Resource Type' values are:  [Physical] Computer ({493435F7-3B17-4C4C-B07F-C23E7AB7781F}) and Virtual Machine ({2C3CB3BB-FEE9-48DF-804F-90856198B600}).

Note: Comparing the values for the Resource Keys from two different clients will indicate whether they have identical values, causing them to merge on the NS/SMP. 

Note: The output of this command will also show if the NS agent is responsible for the generation of certain computer name values. There have been reports of conflicting names with ADImport. 

Note: For this output, 'info' and 'query' are synonymous and either one may be used: "sudo aex-helper info resource" and "sudo aex-helper query resource".

Note: Run "sudo aex-helper info" and "aex-helper query" to see additional parameters. 

Note: The command options/parameters for aex-helper differ for root/non-root or administrator/non-administrator users. Hence, the need to use 'sudo' for this command on a mac computer. 






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