Lately I’ve been tasked with configuring multiple Avaya switches and Ruckus wireless controllers for customer projects. When faced with a stack of 50+ network devices all needing a similar configuration, you have to ask yourself “Is there a way to automate this task?” (more…)
Many times when our Kaseya server detects a problem on a server or workstation, a simple reboot or restart of a service will resolve the problem. I needed a way to dynamically schedule reboots or service restarts so that they occurred during a nightly maintenance window to avoid any false alerts.
I wrote a little command line utility in Autoit that would take the current time, calculate how many minutes until 11:59pm and then output the value to the console. To use this in Kaseya, you would create a procedure with the following steps:
- write the file to the server/desktop
- Use “ExecuteShellCommandtoVariable” to capture the output into a variable called “global:cmdresults”
- Use “ScheduleProcedure” to schedule your reboot script and where it asks for the delay in minutes, enter “#global:cmdresults#”
I have attached the compiled exe as well as an example Kaseya Procedure using this utility.
Recently I came across a peculiar behavior when using an Avaya 3524GT-PWR+ switch with Ruckus ZF7982 access points. Since I have deployed and worked with Avaya’s 4500 and 4800 series switches with Ruckus ZF7982 APs, I didn’t think this would be any different, but Murphy’s Law took over. (more…)