How to manually install probes

Document ID : KB000034608
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction

In some rare cases it is necessary to be able to install probes manually.

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Procedure

Manual NMS Probe install

Assuming the following:

NMS Domain = Nimsoft6dom

NMS Hub that server is connected to = Nimsoft6hub

The server that is having the probe installed on it = server1

Probe to be manually installed = cdm

Nimsoft installation folder = C:\Program Files\Nimsoft

  1. Copy the following files into the Nimsoft\Probes\System\cdm folder
    1. cdm.exe
    2. cdm.cfg
    3. cdm.cfx (this is not essential, however may have an impact later if trying to update the probe)
  1. copy and paste the following XML into the controller.cfg file located in the Nimsoft\robot folder
    1. <cdm>

?? description = CPU, Disk and Memory performance probe

?? group = System

?? active = yes

? ?type = daemon

?? command = cdm.exe

?? config = cdm.cfg

?? datafile = cdm.data

?? logfile = cdm.log

?? workdir = probes/system/cdm

?? start_after = cluster

?? magic_key =

?

  1. Execute the following command to restart the robot from the Nimsoft\bin folder
    1. pu.exe -u administrator -p password /Nimsoft6dom/Nimsoft6hub/server1/controller probe_deactivate controller
    2. pu.exe -u administrator -p password /Nimsoft6dom/Nimsoft6hub/server1/controller probe_activate controller
  1. You will need to put some sort of Wait in your script for the Robot to restart before continuing. I use ?Ping ?n xx localhost? but you may have another method?
  1. Execute the following command to Security Validate (generate magic key) from the Nimsoft\bin folder
    1. pu.exe -u administrator -p password /Nimsoft6dom/Nimsoft6hub/server1/controller probe_verify cdm
  1. Execute the following command to restart the robot from the Nimsoft\bin folder
    1. pu.exe -u administrator -p password /Nimsoft6dom/Nimsoft6hub/server1/controller probe_deactivate controller
    2. pu.exe -u administrator -p password /Nimsoft6dom/Nimsoft6hub/server1/controller probe_activate controller