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
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.
Then set Watchman to "Enabled". 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.
3. Enable Watchman Monitoring and setup Monitoring and Alerting
Navigate to Policies > Settings > Integrated Systems > Watchman Monitoring and Click New to create a new Watchman setup to be added to a Policy. Any updates to that Watchman Configuration can be made here as well by clicking Manage.
Moreover, this is where you will assign your Watchman Configuration to your policy. Click the checkbox next to the configuration you want to apply and then click Add/Remove > Add to Policy.
In your configuration, be sure to enable Install. 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.
Your Watchman Alerts can now be found in Catalog > Monitoring. They will now have a Watchman badge next to their name. Your Watchman Alerts can be assigned to policies from here in the Catalog as well as in the Policies > Monitoring section.
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