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Run custom tools

Updated: April 10, 2017

If you want to run some other utility on the node, you can create a Custom Tool. A custom tool can run your utility and pass the node's IP address, hostname, or SNMPv2 community string as parameters.

The available parameters are ${IP}, ${HOSTNAME}, ${COMMUNITY}. Placing any of these strings into your command line passes the appropriate parameter to the utility.

Example: DameWare Mini Remote Control (MRC)

Let us set up a custom tool to establish DameWare remote control of a node on your NTM map. Assuming you already have the DameWare utility installed on your NTM server, here is how we create the appropriate custom tool.

  1. Right-click any node and then select Integration with Custom Tools > Add Custom Tools.
  2. Add a custom tool defined as follows: Name: DameWare MRC

    Executable Path: C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\DameWare Mini Remote Control 10.0\DWRCC.exe (by default)

    Command line arguments:

    dwrcc.exe -c: m:${IP} -u:myUsername -p:"my Password”

  3. To use DameWare Mini Remote Control, right-click any node on the map and then select Integration with Custom Tools > DameWare MRC

For more information on DameWare command line parameters see http://support.dameware.com/kb/article.aspx?ID=300002

Example: DameWare Remote Control (DRS)

Let us set up a custom tool to establish DameWare remote control of a node on your NTM map. Assuming you already have the DameWare utility installed on your NTM server, here is how we create the appropriate custom tool.

  1. Right-click any node and then select Integration with Custom Tools > Add Custom Tools.
  2. Add a custom tool defined as follows: Name: DameWare DRS

    Executable Path: C:\Program Files\SolarWinds\DameWare Remote Support 10.0\ (by default)

    Command line arguments: None

  3. To use DameWare Mini Remote Control, right-click any node on the map and then select Integration with Custom Tools > DameWare DRS

Example: OpenSSH

Let us set up a custom tool to establish an SSH connection to a node using the third-party utility OpenSSH. The usage of SSH is typically ssh.exe user@remotehost. Here is how we create that.

  1. Right-click any node and then select Integration with Custom Tools > Add Custom Tools.
  2. Add a custom tool defined as follows: Name: SSH

    Executable Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenSSH\bin\ssh.exe

    Command line arguments: Administrator@${IP}

Now when you want to SSH to a node, you:

  • Right-click any node and then select Integration with Custom Tools > SSH.
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