Thanks nnyante for the link. So if we are having our BSA Application server in say India and BSA Advanced repeaters in other geographical locations like Australia and Singapore, will it be a pre-requisite to install SOCKS proxy server in each location?
It depends on the connectivity - SOCK servers are not required to manage geographically dispersed servers.
Without SOCK servers your application servers need to be able to resolve the name of and route to and connect to the managed servers on the RSCD agent port. With SOCK servers your application servers only need to be able to route to and connect to the SOCK server and can hand off name resolution and onward connectivity to the managed servers to the SOCK servers. For a service provider this means you can support customers/locations with clashing IP ranges and you do not need to replicate name resolution back to your application server core.
Ok..thanks Mike..so does it means that using SOCKS server or not is something that depends on the customer requirement?
I have one more query. Do you have any idea how we can make BBSA agent call some other agent say BDA agent through NSH?
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Yes - using SOCK server or not only depends on the customer/network/firewall requirements to access the managed servers
Not sure about BDA but if the host running an agent can interact locally with the agent through the command line then you can execute the commands directly. You might want to start a separate discussion for this question