[ER] Testing Node Agent - Scan Target connectivity



How to perform a basic test for the Node/Proxy Agent connection to your scan Target, by using WMI for Windows and SSH for LINUX



  • (Windows) File-sharing access to " \\ServerName\admin$\temp "
  • (Windows) Ports 135 & 139 allowed for communications between the Node Agent and Target
  • Administrative/root rights/access to the Target


Instructions (Windows)

  1. On the Node Agent, open the command prompt ( Start > Run > "cmd" )
  2. Enter; wbemtest
  3. Click 'Connect'
  4. In the 'Namespace' field, type in; \\ServerName\ROOT\CIMV2  - Where 'ServerName' is your Target Servers hostname
  5. In the 'Credentials' section, fill in the Admin credentials you would use to login to your Target Server
  6. Set 'Impersonation Level' to 'Impersonate'
    Set 'Authentication Level' to 'Packet'
  7. Click 'Connect'


* A successful connection will present a screen similar to the below:



Instructions (Linux\Unix)

  1. On the Node Agent, open up a Terminal window ( CTRL+ALT+T )
  2. Ensure the SSH Service is running on both Node/Proxy agent and Target (Eg: service sshd start)
  3. Enter the command; sudo ssh <user>@<target>
    (Replace <user> and <target> with corresponding names)




If the steps above display an error, please verify if there are any firewall restrictions from the Node Agent to the Target.
Also verify if the user has the correct permissions for access.

If you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to submit a support ticket here.
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All information in this article is accurate and true as of the last edited date.

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