Alain Salesse

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About Alain Salesse

Systems Management consultant for NetIQ since 2008. I previously worked for IBM Global Services on behalf of one their outsource customers. Over a seven year period, I implemented, managed and developed an AppManager-based server monitoring service covering approximately 7,000 Windows servers in 60 countries. Through a continual improvement program of automation and enhancement, I delivered 7-figure cost savings within the delivery of the monitoring service. I am a very experienced AppManager developer, having written many custom Knowledge Scripts and utilities for AppManager.

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This Knowledge Script monitors specified Windows Services, raising an Event if any are started. Optionally stop a running service and also change its start mode to Manual or Disabled.   NetIQ does not test or validate any software, code or other materials provided in, on or through NetIQ Cool Solutions (collectively, “Materials”), so please use…

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Jan 24, 2013
9:27 am
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The Agent Upgrade Knowledge Script enables existing AppManager agents and modules to be upgraded via FTP without the need for Control Center auto-deployment services. This approach may be advantageous in situations where it is not possible to implement Auto-Deployment components, for example due to firewall restrictions. However, since the AppManager agent is updating itself there…

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Jan 24, 2013
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This Aegis (v2.3) workflow works simulates maintenance mode for individual Network Devices by automatically closing any AppManager Event relating to a device that has been defined as being in Maintenance Mode. Once enabled, Events relating to a device will be suppressed until such time as maintenance mode is disabled. A second workflow is also provided to enable…

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Jun 14, 2012
8:41 am
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Modified versions of the Snmp_SNMPTrap_Async and Async_SNMPTrap KSs, each with exclude list to suppress alerting for traps matching a defined pattern. Enables complex/multiple pattern matches using Regular Expressions. Any part of the detail event message may be matched. RegardsAlain NetIQ does not test or validate any software, code or other materials provided in, on or…

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May 21, 2012
11:20 am
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This SQL stored procedure automatically closes all Open or Acknowledged Events from a specific KS.To install this procedure, open and run it in SQL Management Studio, first ensuring the AppManager database is connected. The procedure is run by executing the following command in SQL, inserting the relevant description: exec _CloseEventsByKS ‘<KSName>’ The stored procedure may…

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Apr 2, 2012
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A modified version of the General Machine down KS which has additional parameters to perform multiple pings. You can specify the number of ping checks and the interval between them. RegardsAlain NetIQ does not test or validate any software, code or other materials provided in, on or through NetIQ Cool Solutions (collectively, “Materials”), so please…

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Jan 26, 2012
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The NT_ServiceDown Knowledge Script can generate a number of ‘false’ service down alerts following a server reboot. This occurs if the Job executes before the server has completed rebooting and monitored services have yet to start. In order to address this behaviour I have modified the KS to include two additional parameters under General Settings:…

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Nov 2, 2011
12:40 pm
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This KS can be configured to monitor disk space with up to three thresholds and corresponding severity levels for critical, major and warning events. Thresholds may be defined as percentage or Gb free, and fractional values are allowed. Thresholds may be left blank if fewer levels are required.   NetIQ does not test or validate…

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Sep 9, 2011
3:17 am
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This KS automatically and randomly sets the primary and secondary Management Servers to load balance agents between them. It uses the seconds value of the local time stamp of the machine to set one of the MSs as primary and the other as secondary so that a fairly even distribution is achieved. The KS takes no action…

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May 25, 2011
3:13 am
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This web page lists primary and secondary management server assignments for each AppManager agent. To install it, save the ASP file to a Web Server, then edit it and change the INSTANCE and DATABASE names near the top of the file. The web page has the capability to output the results to a CSV file….

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May 25, 2011
3:06 am
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