On occasion, it is helpful to see the NSE files created by a UNIX, Linux or Macintosh client. How do I do this?
The Altiris Agent for UNIX can be manually configured to 'hold' NSE files on the client or to keep a backup copy of NSE files on the client.
If the NSE files are held, the files and data are NOT sent to the NS/SMP server. No updates on the NS for any type of data will be sent to the NS/SMP server, including basic inventory, events, etc. The NSE files will be found in the /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/var/queue directory on the client.
If the NSE files are backed up, the NSE files are sent to the NS/SMP server normally. But, a copy is stored in the specified backup directory.
To set the hold setting:
# Set hold_queue to 1 to stop sending events.
To set the backup setting:
See KB #HOWTO8962 for a shell script that toggles the hold_queue value.