Some points to keep in mind when registering a new host in the BoKS database


  • The maximum length for host names is 128 characters. However, length restrictions still apply for certain host management tasks performed from FoxT Control Center. In addition, managing users on hosts with long host names could be a problem since BoKS user names include a host / Host Group component.

A workaround for long host names is to perform host management from the CLI, or assign the host to a Host Group and manage it via the Host Group.

  • To change a Unix host from BoKS Server Agent for Unix/Linux or BoKS Replica to Other, first uninstall the BoKS Manager or Server Agent for Unix/Linux software. See BoKS Server Agent for Unix/Linux Basics in the chapter Deploying BoKS Server Agents for Unix/Linux in the Installation Guide.
  • You cannot add a host with an IP address already in use by another host in the database.
  • If the host is a Replica or BoKS Server Agent for Unix/Linux (whether static IP address or DHCP), then import the root account for the host into the database, using the Import users button on the host details page. This is necessary in order to perform administration while BoKS Protection is activated.

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Last Modified On: August 28, 2019