Submit a ticketCall us

AnnouncementsSystem Monitoring for Dummies

Tired of monitoring failures disrupting the system, application, and service? Learn the key monitoring concepts needed to help you create sophisticated monitoring and alerting strategies that can help you save time and money. Read the eBook.

Get your free eBook.

Home > Success Center > Kiwi CatTools > Kiwi CatTools Documentation > Kiwi CatTools 3.11 Administrator Guide > Menus > Options > Misc


Table of contents
No headers

Telnet client:

Enter the path and file-name of the local telnet client. Default is "Telnet.exe"

When using SecureCRT as your external telnet client, you will need to add the /TELNET switch to the command line.

For example: C:\Program Files\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.EXE /TELNET

SSH client:

Enter the path and file-name of the preferred local SSH client. By default, there is no SSH client specified.

Note: for PuTTY.exe users. You can now specify PuTTY for both the Telnet and the SSH client. When CatTools detects PuTTY has been specified, the following command line switches are used to connect:

- [protocol Telnet or SSH. Derived from value set in 'Method' field of device setup form. If any SSH value is set, then the protocol used will be 'SSH']

- P [port specified in 'Port' field of device setup form]

Example: c:\Putty.exe -SSH -P 22 HostAddress

Clear log window before starting each activity:

Tick this box to enable clearing of the Info log window (See "Info log" Tab) before each activity starts. The default is On.

Clear error count before starting each activity:

Tick this box to enable clearing of the error count display (See Status Line of main window) before each activity starts. The default is On.

Automatically enable timer mode:

Tick this box to have the timer automatically set on the specified number of seconds after the service starts.

Hide password change report passwords:

Tick this box to hide the passwords reported by the Device.Update.Password activity report.Show current database name above grids

Tick this box to show the full path of the current CatTools database


Terminate orphaned activity running longer than n minutes

Set the number of minutes to allow an activity to wait to terminate after which it will be forcibly terminated. The default is 0 minutes, meaning no limit is set. The maximum should be set less than 2880 minutes.

This should only be used in a situation where you have a problem with an activity never terminating. This may be caused by factors such as a logic loop or communications that are stalled for whatever reason. The timing only starts when say all bar one device sessions have completed, and the last session appears hung up.

When this is activated and the time limit is detected, CatTools will attempt to terminate the activity by normal means. If it is unable to terminate the activity by normal means, the CatTools_Client.exe application, which runs the activities, is forcibly terminated. CatTools then waits for about 30 seconds to enable the system to clean up from the termination, and restarts the scheduler.

HTML report maximum row limit

Set the number of output rows for HTML reports. The default is 5000 rows. The minimum is 1 row and the absolute maximum is 50000 rows.

The maximum rows is limited to 50000 as it is unlikely you would want to scroll through an HTML file of more than 50000 rows. If all the report data is required, you should use the corresponding text format file (*.txt).

When exiting the Manager should:

This option is available when CatTools is installed as a Service.

Since most changes need to be done when the timer is offline this feature provides the user with a reminder to start the timer again when the Manager is closed down. In this way you can ensure that your activities will run even if you have forgotten to restart the timer yourself.

Options include:

Ignore the timer state: No action will be taken.

Set the timer to ON: The timer will automatically be set to ON when you exit the Manager.

Set the timer to OFF: The timer will automatically be set to OFF when you exit the Manager.

PROMPT if the timer is off: A message box will ask you what you want to do when you close down the Manager if the timer is not running.

Last modified


This page has no custom tags.