Integration with HP Network Automation

McAfee® Network Security Platform supports integration with HP Network Automation (formerly Opsware). HP Network Automation is a network automation software that is used to automate network changes, configuration, and compliance management.

HP Network Automation Integration supports communication between the Manager and HP Network Automation server. The communication is about the changes in Sensor configuration due to the pushing of signature set to Sensors.

You can export the Sensor configuration XML file to a particular folder in the Manager. A syslog forwarder message containing the path and name of the XML file (containing the changes in Sensor configuration) is sent to the HP Network Automation server. This is performed by configuring the IP address of the HP Network Automation server in the Manager. Each Sensor has its own Sensor configuration export XML file. So, the filename should contain the Sensor name (Example: Sensor name.xml). Whenever a signature set is pushed to the Sensor, the XML file pertaining to the Sensor is overwritten with the latest Sensor configuration changes and a syslog forwarder message is sent to the HP Network Automation server.

The syslog forwarder message contains the following information:

  • Name of the Sensor configuration XML file
  • Path on the Manager server where the Sensor configuration XML file is located
  • User ID of the user or system who pushed the signature set
  • Admin domain name of the Sensor