I am somewhat new to SolarWinds (1 year in November 2013) and I come from the treacherous land of Tivoli (ITM) and I am quickly becoming quite fond of SolarWinds, however one feature i miss about using ITM was tacmd.
tacmd was a command that allowed us to manipulate remote agents and the local ITM infrastructure to do various tasks quickly and efficiently. Having this functionality allowed us to easily add/update/delete/turn off and on various pieces of the ITM environment. We would then take these commands and wrap them into scripts that were executed manually or by some other application (netcool, etc..) that made our job much easier to do. It also gave us the ability to automate requests and took the human part out of it so less mistakes were made on tasks that could have widespread impact.
I'm sure some of the tasks can be done using querys like editing the nodes tables, or some of the various APM tables for SAM but doing it this way makes us have to rely on the Database to get information on what was done by whom and when. If these types of tasks can be done though some type of command line interface you can then use some of the auditing capabilities already present with in SolarWinds and not going directly into the database to automate your work.I am sure this has been requested before but im going to put it in anyways
Some of the Command line features that i can think of
Manipulating the Nodes & Interface properties
Manipulating the Nodes & Interface custom properties
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