Is there anyway in provisioning server to validate if the endpoint configured in provisioning servers are accessible or not. If yes can it be done at regular interval.
There is nothing in the product to do what you are asking. One though might be to implement a script that makes etautil or ldapsearch calls against the Provisioning Server which would trigger an attempt to retrieve information from the endpoint and in this way you can test if the endpoint is available.
There was a new feature in the IM product related to offline endpoints but I don't think that is exactly what you are looking for either.
Manage Offline Endpoints - CA Identity Manager - 14.1 - CA Technologies Documentation
Thanks KennyV for your information and letting us know the offline endpoint feature in latest version.
Does CA Provisioning server connects to endpoints and fetches the latest updates without running exploration on the endpoint? Just want to confirm if provisioning server do any exploration without running any job to fetch latest updates from the endpoint.
Yes, the Provisioning Server and Connector Server will communicate with the endpoint not just during an Explore operation. When there is a request to retrieve endpoint account details the Provisioning Server will send a search to the CA Directory Provisioning Repository to retrieve whatever information is already previously stored there and will also send a search to the Connector Server to retrieve the other information it needs directly from the endpoint system itself.
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