Infrastructure Manager Instances

An Infrastructure Manager instance is a service that is managed by the JAMF Software Server (JSS). It can be used to host the following:

  • LDAP Proxy—This allows traffic to pass securely between a JSS and an LDAP directory service. The Infrastructure Manager and the LDAP Proxy typically reside within the DMZ.
    The LDAP Proxy requires integration with an LDAP directory service.

    For more information, see "Integrating with LDAP Directory Services" in the Casper Suite Administrator’s Guide.

    When you install an instance of the Infrastructure Manager, the JSS allows you to enable the LDAP Proxy.

    For more information, see “LDAP Proxy” in the Casper Suite Administrator’s Guide.

  • Healthcare Listener—This allows traffic to pass securely from a healthcare management system to a JSS.
    When you install an instance of the Infrastructure Manager, the JSS allows you to enable the Healthcare Listener.

    For more information, see “Configuring the Healthcare Listener” in the Casper Suite Administrator’s Guide.

Note : The LDAP Proxy that is hosted on the Infrastructure Manager is not the same service as the open source NetBoot/SUS/LP server.

For more information about the open source NetBoot/SUS/LP server, see https://github.com/jamf/NetSUS/tree/master/docs .

Before using an Infrastructure Manager instance, you must install it and configure it. Infrastructure Manager instances can be installed on Linux and Windows. When you install an Infrastructure Manager instance, it is enrolled with the JSS. You can install as many instances as your organization requires.

Note: You can only install one Infrastructure Manager instance per computer.

After you install an Infrastructure Manager instance, you can view the services installed on each instance.

Requirements

The Infrastructure Manager Installer requires a computer with the following:

  • One of the following operating systems:

    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server (64-bit) or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server (64-bit)

    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2

    • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 (64-bit), or Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

  • A 64-bit capable Intel processor

  • 2 GB of RAM

  • 300 MB of disk space available

  • Java 1.8 (For more information, see the Installing Java and MySQL Knowledge Base article.)

On the JSS, the built-in CA or a trusted third-party CA must be configured.

Installing an Infrastructure Manager Instance on Ubuntu

  1. Copy the Infrastructure Manager Installer for Linux (jamf-im.deb) to the computer on which you plan to install it.
    Note: To obtain the Infrastructure Manager Installer for Linux, log in to JAMF Nation and go to the following page:
    https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/my/products
    This installer allows you to enable the LDAP Proxy.
    To install an Infrastructure Manager instance that allows you to enable the Healthcare Listener, contact JAMF Software Support.

  2. Log in to the server as a user with superuser privileges.

  3. Initiate the installer by executing a command similar to the following:

    sudo dpkg --install /path/to/jamf-im.deb
  4. When prompted, enter the JSS URL. For example, “https://jss.mycompany.com:8443/”.

  5. When prompted, enter credentials for a JSS user account with the “Infrastructure Manager” privilege.

  6. When prompted, enter the JSS password.

  7. When prompted, enter the hostname of the computer on which the Infrastructure Manager is installed. For example, “computername.mycompany.com”.
    Note: The hostname must be entered as a fully qualified domain name.

  8. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

When the Infrastructure Manager instance installation is complete, the JSS allows you to enable the LDAP Proxy and/or enable the Healthcare Listener.

Installing an Infrastructure Manager Instance on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  1. Copy the Infrastructure Manager Installer for Linux (jamf-im.rpm) to the computer on which you plan to install it.
    Note: To obtain the Infrastructure Manager Installer for Linux, log in to JAMF Nation and go to the following page:
    https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/my/products
    This installer allows you to enable the LDAP Proxy.
    To install an Infrastructure Manager instance that allows you to enable the Healthcare Listener, contact JAMF Software Support.

  2. Log in to the server as a user with superuser privileges.

  3. Initiate the installer by executing a command similar to the following:

    sudo rpm -i /path/to/jamf-im-1.1.0-1.noarch.rpm

  4. When prompted, execute the following command:

    sudo jamf-im enroll

  5. When prompted, enter the JSS URL. For example, “https://jss.mycompany.com:8443/”.

  6. When prompted, enter credentials for a JSS user account with the “Infrastructure Manager” privilege.

  7. When prompted, enter the JSS password.

  8. When prompted, enter the hostname of the computer on which the Infrastructure Manager is installed. For example, “computername.mycompany.com”.
    Note: The hostname must be entered as a fully qualified domain name.

  9. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

When the Infrastructure Manager instance installation is complete, the JSS allows you to enable the LDAP Proxy and/or enable the Healthcare Listener.

Installing an Infrastructure Manager Instance on Windows

  1. Copy the Infrastructure Manager Installer for Windows (Jamf-Infrastructure-Manager-version.msi) to the computer on which you plan to install it.
    Note: "Version" is the version of the Infrastructure Manager you are using. For example, "Jamf-Infrastructure-Manager-1.1.0.msi".
    To obtain the Infrastructure Manager Installer for Windows, log in to JAMF Nation and go to the following page:
    https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/my/products
    This installer allows you to enable the LDAP Proxy.
    To install an Infrastructure Manager instance that allows you to enable the Healthcare Listener, contact JAMF Software Support.

  2. Run the installer.
    Note: The installer must be run as an administrator.

  3. When prompted, select setup type.

  4. When prompted, enter the JSS URL. For example, “https://jss.mycompany.com:8443/”.

  5. When prompted, enter credentials for a JSS user account with the “Infrastructure Manager” privilege.

  6. When prompted, enter the JSS password.

  7. When prompted, enter the hostname of the computer on which the Infrastructure Manager is installed. For example, “computername.mycompany.com”.
    Note: The hostname must be entered as a fully qualified domain name.

  8. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

When the Infrastructure Manager instance installation is complete, the JSS allows you to enable the LDAP Proxy and/or enable the Healthcare Listener.

Editing an Infrastructure Manager Instance

You can edit the display name and recurring check-in frequency for an Infrastructure Manager instance.

Note: The default check-in frequency between an Infrastructure Manager instance and the JSS is 30 seconds.

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/12984404/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.

  4. In the “Computer Management–Server Infrastructure” section, click Infrastructure Managers images/download/thumbnails/12985604/InfrastructureManager.png .

  5. Click the Infrastructure Manager instance you want to edit.

  6. Click Edit and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

Viewing Inventory Information for an Infrastructure Manager Instance

The JSS displays the following inventory information for each Infrastructure Manager instance:

  • Last Check-in

  • IP Address at Last Check-in

  • Operating System

  • Operating System Version

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/12984404/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.

  4. In the “Computer Management–Server Infrastructure” section, click Infrastructure Managers images/download/thumbnails/12985604/InfrastructureManager.png .
    A list of Infrastructure Manager instances is displayed along with the services that are installed on each instance.

  5. Click the Infrastructure Manager instance you want to view inventory information for.

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