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Sensors Management

The Sensors Status screen displays all the network sensors that are currently defined in the Server. You can find it under Settings

For each sensor, the following information is displayed - 

  • Sensor Status
  • Display Name
  • Proxy Id - which proxy is collecting the data 
  • Server - the IP address and hostname of the sensor, along with the port it is using to communicate
  • Operating System
  • Installed Version
  • Last Checked
  • Sensor Actions

In addition, you can add a sensor from this screen if you perform a manual deployment. See the section Configuring A Manually Deployed Sensor

Sensor Statuses

The sensor is operational and responsive, and data is being captured

The sensor is not accessible from the Server

Sensor Management

Configure Download the files for manual/PowerShell deployment and add the sensor(s) deployed
Delete Removes a sensor from the UI. Note:This does not uninstall the sensor software or delete the sensor VM from vCenter. This will need to be done manually
Upgrade Remotely upgrades a sensor. This action requires authentication and is available only for Linux sensors. Note: When updating the Faddom Server, the local sensor will be updated automatically
Sensor VM Password If you need to access a sensor VM that was deployed through the Faddom automated sensor deployment using SSH, this is the password that has been configured for user root 

Sensor Actions

- Check Sensor Status Checks connection to between Faddom and the sensor. 
Properties Allows you to edit the display name, port used, proxy collecting the information, and whether an SSL certificate has been installed on the sensor
- Restart the Linux Sensor This restarts the Linux sensor service. Note: To restart a Windows sensor, you will need to login to the server via RDP and restart the Faddom Sensor service manually. 
Upgrade the Sensor Remotely upgrades a sensor. This action requires authentication and is available only for Linux sensors. 
Note: When updating the Faddom Server, this will automatically update the local sensor if needed.
Note: To upgrade a Windows sensor, you will need to login to the server via RDP and update it manually after downloading the files from the Faddom download portal 
- Debug Info Provides statistical information on the sensor that can be used for troubleshooting if the sensor is not working correctly.


Configuring A Manually Deployed Sensor

There are two ways to manually deploy a Faddom sensor. Either through PowerShell (see Deploying Faddom Sensors Using PowerShell) or by downloading the OVA and importing it manually into Faddom.  Once done, you will need to perform the below actions to connect the sensor(s) to Faddom - 

  1. Press the Configure button and the Define New Sensor dialogue appears. 

  2. In the Host Name field, enter the hostname or IP address of the sensor  
  3. In the Name field, it is possible to add a display name for the newly defined sensor. Note: When deploying automatically the convention is faddom-sensor-<ESXi-hostname>
  4. If using a port other than the default port (9545), specify the port number in the Port field.
  5. If SSL-encrypted communication between the Server and the Network Sensor is required and has been configured on the sensor installation, then select the Use SSL checkbox.
  6. Click OK and Faddom will attempt to connect to the server and you will see the appropriate status as per the Sensor Statuses section above
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