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The String Replace Map activity takes an input string, and replaces all occurrences of characters/strings based on a map table. In Europe we are normally more concerned with preserving non English Language characters in pieces of text than removing them, so when i got asked about this it was an interesting reversal of a problem I…

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Martin Cotter
Mar 2, 2015
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Welcome to Part 4 of Hyper-V Integration Activities for NetIQ Aegis. This is a 4 part cool tool Activity Library which will introduce and extend the functionality with new activities in each part bringing the power of Aegis Automation to Hyper-V environments.

Martin Cotter
Feb 25, 2015
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Welcome to Part 3 of Hyper-V Integration Activities for NetIQ Aegis.   This is a 4 part cool tool Activity Library which will introduce and extend the functionality with new activities in each part bringing the power of Aegis Automation to Hyper-V environments. In Part 1 (here) I provided Aegis Activities to Find, View Details and Modify…

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Martin Cotter
Feb 18, 2015
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Welcome to Part 2 of Hyper-V Integration Activities for NetIQ Aegis.   This is a 4 part cool tool Activity Library which will introduce and extend the functionality with new activities in each part bringing the power of Aegis Automation to Hyper-V environments. In Part 1 (here) I provided Aegis Activities to Find, View Details and Modify…

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Martin Cotter
Feb 11, 2015
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Welcome to Part 1 of Hyper-V Integration Activities for NetIQ Aegis.   This is a 4 part cool tool Activity Library which will introduce and extend the functionality with new activities in each part bringing the power of Aegis Automation to Hyper-V environments. Managing Hyper-V via Powershell is a pretty common scenario in different levels of…

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Martin Cotter
Feb 5, 2015
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The FileDiff Activity compares the contents of two text files and outputs the differences between them or returns a positive boolean result if the file contents are the same. For automation workflows, this means we can for example collect configuration files and compare to master files to verify configurations are the same and see the…

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Martin Cotter
Aug 25, 2014
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IT Automation often requires the ability to pull some operations data from a remote system as part of an automation workflow. For example if you have a ‘Low Disk Space’ workflow, which triggers based on a ‘Low Disk Space’ event, part of the automation might be to first check if the condition still exists as…

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Martin Cotter
Aug 18, 2014
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Communicating with JSON webservices in Aegis is usually achieved using the ‘Get Web Page Content’ activity, which is a highly configurable activity and ideal for sending JSON requests. A JSON request may look like this : { “eventID”:”5432345″, “eventSource”:”MonitorSystemA”, “eventType”:”Suspicious File Event”, “eventDescription”:”Suspect file found /: “C:\MJC\myResume.docx””, “eventSeverity”: “5”, “eventDetectTime”:”1404691200″, } As is usual with…

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Martin Cotter
Aug 8, 2014
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If you’ve ever dealt with files in an automated workflow, copied / moved / executed etc. how sure were you of the files integrity?   Having a workflow copy a remote file ‘successfully’ only to discover later on the file was modified or incomplete is an automation failure.  The md5 checksum algorithm is widely used a…

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Martin Cotter
Aug 1, 2014
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Threat Intelligence Solution Pack – Sample reports contains sample reports for the complete set of reports found in the Sentinel Threat Intelligence Solution Pack (version 2011.1r1). This file also contains a report with detailed descriptions of every control in the solution pack. This sample report bundle is a convenient way to show the functionality provided…

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Jun 20, 2014
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