Batch script to configure and run Sentinel Control Center in multiple environments



By: ggopal

October 7, 2010 10:46 am

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I had installed Sentinel Control Center (SCC) on my notebook with one environment host and I needed to connect to multiple Sentinel environments such as development, test and production. As the sentinel server host information is hard coded in the configuration file, it was difficult to edit configuration file, every time and keep changing as I needed to connect to multiple environments many times a day. Here is the DOS command script batch file I came up with to solve the problem:

Step 1 – Preparation: Copy configuration file with different environment prefix.

When you install SCC make a note of the sentinel server host name you enter for connectivity to one specific environment, e.g., sendevsrv.mycompany.com for development environment. The configuration file is located on windows C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\Config. After the installation of SCC in the development environment has been tested and working, make a copy of the configuration file with your environment specific prefix, e.g., DEVConfiguration.xml, TESTConfiguration.xml and PRODConfiguration.xml. Example: edit TESTConfiguration.xml and replace sendevsrv.mycompany.com with sentestsrv.mycomany.com for test environment.

Edit PRODConfiguration.xml and replace sendevsrv.mycompany.com with senprdsrv.mycomany.com for production environment.

Configuration.xml under C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\config file stores the host information. Section of configuration.xml which has the host server information is shown below.

<!-- Used by the java gui client -->
	<strategy active="yes" id="sentinel_client" location="com.esecurity.common.communication.strategy.sonicstrategy.SonicStrategyFactory" name="Sonic">
	<sonic brokerURL="tcp:// sendevsrv.mycompany.com:10012" interceptors="compression,encryption" password="" username=""/>
	</strategy>
	<strategy active="yes" id="proxied_client" location="com.esecurity.common.communication.strategy.proxystrategy.ProxiedClientStrategyFactory">
<transport type="ssl">
	<ssl host=" sendevsrv.mycompany.com " keystore="C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6/config/.proxyClientKeystore" port="10013" usecacerts="false"/>
	</transport>
	</strategy>
	<strategy active="yes" id="proxied_trusted_client" location="com.esecurity.common.communication.strategy.proxystrategy.ProxiedClientStrategyFactory">
	<transport type="ssl">
	<ssl host=" sendevsrv.mycompany.com" keystore="C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6/config/.proxyClientKeystore" port="10014" usecacerts="false"/>
	</transport>
	</strategy>
	
	

Step 2. Copy the following dos command script as a batch file say SETENVLAUNCHSCC.bat.

@ECHO off
REM FILENAME: SETENVLAUNCHSCC.bat
REM LAST MODIFIED DATE: 14-SEP-2010
REM ENVRIONMENT: WINDOWS, CODE TESTED on Windows XP
REM PURPOSE: TO SET Environment specific Configuration File and Launch Sentinel Control Center
REM Sentinel Version (SCC) Tested: 6.1
cls
:start
ECHO.
ECHO 1. Dev environment
ECHO 2. Test environment
ECHO 3. Prod environment
set choice=
set /p choice=Type the number to select environment:
if not '%choice%'=='' set choice=%choice:~0,1%
if '%choice%'=='1' goto ONE
if '%choice%'=='2' goto TWO
if '%choice%'=='3' goto THREE
ECHO "%choice%" is not valid please try again by restarting SETSCCENV.BAT program
Pause
GOTO END
:ONE
ECHO YOU HAVE SELECTED -Dev environment
cd C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\config
COPY DEVConfiguration.xml Configuration.xml
Echo Dev environment Configuration file copied! SCC will be launched after you press any key to continue!
pause
CALL "C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\bin\control_center.exe"
GOTO END
:TWO
ECHO YOU HAVE SELECTED 2-Test environment
cd C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\config
COPY TESTConfiguration.xml Configuration.xml
Echo Test environment Configuration file copied! SCC will be launched after you press any key to continue!
Pause
CALL "C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\bin\control_center.exe"
GOTO END
:THREE
ECHO YOU HAVE SELECTED 3-Prod environment
cd C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\config
COPY TESTConfiguration.xml Configuration.xml
Echo Test environment Configuration file copied! SCC will be launched after you press any key to continue!
Pause
CALL "C:\Program Files\Novell\Sentinel6\bin\control_center.exe"
GOTO END
:END

Step 3. Executing SETENVLAUNCHSCC.bat file provide the following screen to select environment for launching SCC.

Step 4. Select environment option.

Step 5. Press any key to continue to launch SCC and you can close cmd.exe window once you see the SCC console for login.

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Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment.  It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too.  Be sure to test in a non-production environment.

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