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Configure a device as "computer" or "server"
Configure a device as "computer" or "server"

Change the classification of a machine

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Written by IT-Man
Updated over a week ago

The Panorama9 backend will try to guess if your device is a server or a regular workstation (you should care about this because there is a difference in what is being monitored). If you want to change the classification from a computer to a server, this can easily be achieved by changing a registry key (Windows) or a configuration file (macOS/Linux).

Microsoft Windows registry key

Download and run either this regkey for 32-bit or 64-bit, which will change the registry settings.

Following this, the Panorama9 service must be restarted (or the machine must be rebooted). Also, please allow up to 10 minutes for this to take effect in the P9 Dashboard.

Change/add registry key manually

Change/add registry key manually

32-bit
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Panorama9\Agent\ForceHandleAsServer

64-bit
HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Panorama9\Agent\ForceHandleAsServer

"DWORD" should be set to 1 in order to force the Panorama9 system to see the machines as a server

(If the regkey doesn't exist, then create a new DWORD value under HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Panorama9\Agent\ give it the name ForceHandleAsServer and set the value to 1)
  1. Press Start -> Run -> Regedit -> navigate to "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Panorama9\Agent\" if the reg key "ForceHandleAsServer" doesn't exist, then right click and choose "new" -> "DWORD Value"

2. Rename the new DWORD key to "ForceHandleAsServer"

3. Double click the key and change the value data to 1 to classify the machine as "server" or 0 for "computer".

macOS and Linux configuration file

Edit the plugins.conf file and set the "is_server" option.

macOS: /Library/Panorama9/config/plugins.conf

Linux: /etc/P9/agent/plugins.conf


Following this, the Panorama9 service must be restarted (or the machine must be rebooted). Also, please allow up to 10 minutes for this to take effect in the P9 Dashboard.

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