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Configuring BIOS Validation for Verifying BIOS Integrity of a Device

 

By configuring BIOS validation, you enable Service Now to collect data from a device running Junos OS for verifying BIOS integrity of the device. If you are configuring BIOS validation for the first time on a device or after discovering and adding devices to Service Now, you are provided with the BIOS legal notice. You must accept the legal notice before you configure BIOS validation on Service Now devices.

To configure BIOS validation on a device for verifying BIOS integrity:

  1. From the Service Now navigation tree, select Administration > Service Now Devices.

    The Service Now Devices page appears.

  2. Select a device on which you want to configure BIOS validation.
  3. From the Actions list, select Device Analysis > Configure BIOS Validation. Alternatively, right-click the device and select Device Analysis > Configure BIOS Validation.

    The Configure BIOS Validation dialog box appears.

    Note

    The BIOS legal notice appears when you configure BIOS validation for the first time or after you remove and add devices back to Service Now.

    Read and accept the legal notice. The Configure BIOS Validation dialog box appears after you accept the legal notice.

    Figure 1: Configure BIOS Validation Dialog Box
    Configure BIOS Validation Dialog Box
  4. Perform one of the following tasks:
    • If the device is AI-Scripts enabled (that is, AI-Scripts is installed on the device), under Currently Managed Device(s), select one of the following options:

      • Do not change setting—Leaves the settings for collecting data for BIOS validation as is. This option is selected by default.

        By default, Service Now is not configured to collect data for BIOS validation.

      • Do not validate BIOS—Disables BIOS validation

      • Validate BIOS—Enables BIOS validation

      • From the Apply to drop-down menu, select one of the following options:

        • Selected Devices—Configures BIOS validation on selected devices only

        • All currently managed devices—Configures BIOS validation on all devices currently managed by Service Now

    • If the device is a newly discovered device, select one of the following options:

      • Do not validate BIOS—Disables BIOS validation

      • Validate BIOS—Enables BIOS validation

  5. If you select Validate BIOS, enter the number of days between successive BIOS validations in the Interval between BIOS validation (days): text box.

    The number of days between BIOS validations on a device should be between 15 and 30 days. 30 days is the default setting.

  6. (Optional) Select the Schedule BIOS validation on selected device(s) at specified time: check box to configure the date and time for collecting BIOS data.
  7. Click Submit to configure BIOS validation or Cancel to cancel the configuration.

    When you click Submit, Service Now creates a job is created and the Job ID is displayed on the Job Status dialog box.

  8. Click the Job ID to view the details and status of the job.

    The Success status of the Configure BIOS validation job indicates that a cron job is initiated on the device to collect BIOS data. The cron job is set to execute once a day at 2:00 AM (local time of the device). A BIOS validation record is created on Service Now a few minutes after the cron job is initiated. You can view the BIOS validation record on the job BIOS Validations page.

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