How to configure the Control-M/Server to connect in either SSL or TCP mode with the Control-M/Agent? Includes Video

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    PRODUCT:

    Control-M/Server for UNIX and Microsoft Windows


    COMPONENT:

    Control-M/Server for UNIX and Microsoft Windows


    APPLIES TO:

    All versions of Control-M/Server for UNIX and Microsoft Windows



    QUESTION:

    Questions:
    - How to configure the Control-M/Server to connect in either SSL or TCP mode with the Control-M/Agent?
    - How to configure a or few specific Control-M/Agent to connect in SSL mode and the rest is TCP mode?


    ANSWER:

     

    Answer:
    Changing a Control-M Server-Agent connection mode for an existing Control-M agent using one of the following methods:

    To change Control-M Server-Agent connection mode on Control-M Configuration Manager ( CCM ):
    1. In Control-M Configuration Manager, right-click the required Control-M/Agent, and select Properties. 
    2. In the Communication tab, click the down-arrow next to Secure Socket Layer and select the required value . 
        The values are: 
        Default – inherit the value from the Control-M/Server configuration 
        Enabled – the connection between the Agent and the Control-M/Server is SSL mode irrespective of the Server connection mode 
        Disabled – the connection between the Agent and the Control-M/Server is TCP mode irrespective of the Server connection mode 
    3. Click Test to check that your settings are correct and workable. 
    4. Once the test has validated the settings, click OK. 

    - To change Control-M Server-Agent connection mode on Control-M/Server :
    1. Go to the Control-M/Server and perform the following: 
        Run: ctm_menu > Parameter Customization > Parameters for Communicating with Specific Agent Platform 
    3. Enter the Agent Node ID 
    4. Set "Secure Socket Layer" to "D" / “Y” / “N” 
        The values are: 
        D – inherit the value from the Control-M/Server configuration 
        Y – the connection between the Agent and the Control-M/Server is SSL mode irrespective of the Server connection mode 
        N – the connection between the Agent and the Control-M/Server is TCP mode irrespective of the Server connection mode. 
    5. Save the Control-M/Agent Configuration 

    Additional Information:
    - The connection mode for the Control-M/Agent can be set for any of the valid values. 
    - Control-M/Server will update the changes made to the Control-M/Agent. 

    For a video on enabling SSL between Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent please see below: 




      

     


    Article Number:

    000120203


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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