Combining the management powers of Addigy with the monitoring powers of Watchman Monitoring unlocks new Mac management potential. Here is a simple guide on how to integrate your existing Watchman account with Addigy.
(Note - the ability to enable and disable Watchman Monitoring plug-ins has been removed from the UI. See item 4 to enable and disable individual plug-ins. Watchman Monitoring is designed to enable the necessary plug-ins on devices.)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Get the Watchman Monitoring API Key
First, login to Watchman Monitoring with your account:
Then navigate to Settings -> API and Generate a Key.
2. Enable Watchman Monitoring in Addigy
Within Addigy, click the Watchman Monitoring integration in Support -> Integrations.
Enter the API key you just generated along with your Watchman sub-domain.
For example, if you log in to Watchman Monitoring from 'yourcompany.monitoringclient.com', then simply put 'yourcompany' in the sub-domain field.
Then set Watchman to "Enabled"
3. Enable Watchman Monitoring and setup Monitoring and Alerting
Navigate to Policies -> Catalog -> Watchman Monitoring
Click "Add Configuration" to create a new Watchman setup to be added to a Policy
Click "Add Alert" to create a Watchman Alert that can be added to a Policy
Be sure to enable "Install Watchman"
Enable "Set Group Name" for you devices to appear in a group within Watchman. If left off, devices will have a "blank" group in Watchman.
Navigate to Policies -> Policy (Addigy Product in this case), Watchman Monitoring, and Add the Alert and Config to your policy.
4. Enable and Disable Watchman Monitoring plug-ins.
This step should be unnecessary. Watchman Monitoring is built to control the proper plug-in on devices. Should you need to enable or disable a particular plug-in:
- On a Device with Watchman Installed you may list all the plug-ins using:
This partial list shows the plugs "Apple Disk Utility RAID" and Apple RAID Card".
- You may choose to enable or disable a plug-in using:
/Library/MonitoringClient/RunClient --disable/--enable --plugin [plugin uuid]
This script can be run from the Device Page "Run Command" or as a Maintenance Item.
Full Watchman Monitoring documentation is here.
5. Control Automatic Updates
Watchman Monitoring is installed with the option to auto update set to true. If you wish to control updates yourself this command will disable auto updates. We suggest you leave auto update enabled.
defaults write /Library/MonitoringClient/ClientSettings Update_Enabled -bool false
If you have an Addigy account and have additional questions, you can create a ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can submit a support request within Addigy.