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Aegis Ldap Adapter Example Workflow #2 – Monitoring NetIQ eDirectory Server Status

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

March 5, 2014 10:06 am

Reads: 137

This article looks at simple monitoring of NetIQ eDirectory Server Status using the Event functionality of the Ldap Adapter. NetIQ eDirectory stores an object of objectclass ncpServer for each eDirectory server in the Directory tree. This has a status attribute which is managed by eDirectory background process, which can be used to determine the status …

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Aegis Ldap Adapter Example Workflow #1 – Automating User Profile Picture Updates

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

February 12, 2014 11:01 am

Reads: 238

This article looks at automating a mundane IT task with the help of the LDAP Adapter for Aegis – Updating User Profile Pictures! User profile pictures are stored in an LDAP attribute in a binary format, so this is also a good example of how complex data handling can be done in a really simple …

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Aegis LDAP Adapter for NetIQ eDirectory, Active Directory, OpenLDAP and compatible LDAP Directories.

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

February 6, 2014 11:39 am

Reads: 274

Communicating with LDAP is a common function in Aegis automation workflows across a wide variety of use cases. Most use-cases are simply to find or modify information as part of a larger workflow in an integrated fashion. For example if a VMWare Provisioning request is received from a user, we can determine that persons group …

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Workflow automation with NetIQ Operations Center and NetIQ Aegis

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

January 29, 2014 12:17 pm

Reads: 317

Aegis doesn’t need application specific adapters to integrate with applications.  No programming or scripting required – you will need some experience with Aegis though! Please note this procedure is based on NetIQ Operations Center 5.0 with Patch Bundle 7. – It may work exactly as is for other versions of Operations Center unless there are …

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Workflow automation with NetIQ Sentinel and NetIQ Aegis

Martin Cotter

By: Martin Cotter

January 17, 2014 11:48 am

Reads: 448

Aegis doesn’t need application specific adapters to integrate with applications. No programming or scripting required – you will need some experience with Aegis though!  Please note this procedure is based on 7.1.1.1 – It may work exactly as is for other versions of Sentinel unless there are changes on the Sentinel side which may require …

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NetIQ Operations Center – SCM – Dynamic/Fixed feature (pre-subscribe to future elements)

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

November 26, 2013 4:35 pm

Reads: 263

Most customers leverage the Service Configuration Manager to automatically build and maintain views.  The basic concept is that Service Configuration Manager uses one or more trees in an adapter to build the skeleton of a view such as Services, Customers, Technologies.   The adapters typically connect to a Management Tool, Asset database, CMDB or some …

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Operations Center – EMail Selected Alarms

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

November 15, 2013 10:07 am

Reads: 247

While setting up an automation to automatically email out notifications that a particular service has turned critical or a new critical alarm was received is useful, there are other situations where it would be useful to email data from NOC in an adhoc manner.  Sometimes sending the alarm (as an example) is not enough, you …

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Operations Center – Custom Right-Clicks – Menu Options

Tobin Isenberg

By: Tobin Isenberg

November 11, 2013 3:48 pm

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Within the Operations Center Console (Java webstart client), you can right-click on alarms or elements to perform actions (AKA: Operations).  These actions are exposed by underlying Adapters and/or are Operations Center specific.   Operations can be used to perform actions such as Close, Acknowledge, Suppress and many other things.   If you find that while …

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Automatically Close Events by KS Name

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By: SalesseA

April 2, 2012 4:31 am

Reads: 79

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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Add User to Group Automatically Based on OU

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By: jacksonse

March 16, 2012 9:11 pm

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This trigger should be set on a post task trigger on UserCreate and reads a tab delim file a c:\group.txt that automically adds the user to groups based on the OU where the user is created. The format of the file is OUPath     OnePointPath_to_group IE OnePoint://OU=All_Users,DC=secure,DC=local OnePoint://cn=Accounting,OU=GroupMem,OU=All_Users,DC=Secure,DC=localOnePoint://OU=All_Users,DC=secure,DC=local OnePoint://cn=Athens,OU=GroupMem,OU=All_Users,DC=Secure,DC=local     NetIQ does not test or validate any software, …

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