Users here requested a Perl script that they could use to unmanage/remanage nodes from a cron job on Linux. This Perl script can unmanage, remanage, mute, or unmute a single node or all objects* in a group. If you run the script against a group, any sub-groups will also be affected.
*Unmanage/remanage will only work against Orion entities that are unmanageable. Some entities, such as Transaction Steps, are inherently un-unmanageable. Mute/unmute works with any Orion entity type.
The script, as provided, does not support wildcards or pattern matching. However, you can easily modify the queries in the script to support wildcards. It's up to you - I wanted to force users to be exact when modifying nodes and groups.
The -n / --notification option uses the recently-added Orion "mute alerts" capability. It no longer relies on a custom property, so it will work with any Orion object type.
setsolarwindsunmanaged_for_thwack.pl -S <webserver -H <hostname> [-m [-t <duration>]|[-D]] [-n [-D]] [-d]
Solarwinds Unmanagement Script
Uses RESTful API to unmanage/remanage Solarwinds nodes
-S, --server Solarwinds web server address (IP or DNS)
-H, --hostname Name of the node (VM or server) that should be (un)managed or (un)notified.
-G, --group Name of the group that should be (un)managed or (un)notified.
-t, --time Duration of the unmanaged period in minutes (applies only to management)
-n, --notication Enable or disable NOTIFICATIONS for the specified nodes
-m, --management Enable or disable MANAGEMENT for the specified nodes
-D, --disable DISABLE management/notifications for the specified nodes
-d, --debug Enable debug mode
-h, --help Show this message
Turn off notification for a single node
setsolarwindsunmanaged_for_thwack.pl -H 10.10.10.1 -S solarwinds-server.your-domain.com -n -D
Remanage a single node
setsolarwindsunmanaged_for_thwack.pl -H some-server.your-domain.com -S solarwinds-server.your-domain.com -m
Unmanage a single node for the next hour
setsolarwindsunmanaged_for_thwack.pl -H SOMESERVER -S solarwinds-server.your-domain.com -m -D 60
Unmanage every item (nodes, apps, subgroups, etc.) in a group for the next 5 minutes
setsolarwindsunmanaged_for_thwack.pl -G SomeSolarwindsGroup -S solarwinds-server.your-domain.com -m -D -t 5
Turn on notifications for every item in a group
setsolarwindsunmanaged_for_thwack.pl -G SomeSolarwindsGroup -S solarwinds-server.your-domain.com -n