Operations Manager contains three predefined profiles for monitoring UNIX and Linux computers and performing agent maintenance:

The terms privileged and unprivileged refer to the following security concepts for a UNIX or Linux computer:

You do not have to define additional profiles by using the Run As Profiles Wizard unless special circumstances require it. The profiles are not cumulative in the scope. For example, the Maintenance Account profile cannot be used instead of the other profiles simply because it is configured with a privileged account.

In Operations Manager, a profile cannot function until it is associated with at least one Run As account. The credentials for accessing the UNIX or Linux computers are configured in the Run As accounts. Because there are no predefined Run As accounts for UNIX and Linux monitoring, you must create them.

Run As account types can be configured for different levels of access according to the credentials that you supply. The credentials used in a Run As account can be for an unprivileged account on the UNIX or Linux computers, a privileged account on the UNIX or Linux computers, or an unprivileged account on the UNIX or Linux computers that will be elevated to privileged. The following table shows the relationships between profiles, Run As accounts, and levels of access.

Profiles Run As account type Allowable credentials

UNIX/Linux Action Account

Monitoring Account

  • Unprivileged

  • Privileged

  • Unprivileged elevated to privileged

UNIX/Linux Privileged Account

Monitoring Account

  • Privileged

  • Unprivileged elevated to privileged

UNIX/Linux Maintenance Account

Agent Maintenance Account

  • Privileged

  • Unprivileged elevated to privileged

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