the field of converting any manual process into one that can be run mostly, or entirely, "hands-free"

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Tivoli Workload Scheduler

I'm being forced to work primarily with a Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS). My impression so far is that it is not user friendly to install and use and that has some strange aspects in its interface ...
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Automated Syslog Error Solution Finder

Any automated syslog solution finding frameworks? I want my central syslog server to email a list of problems, their severity and suggested solutions. There have been several questions about ...
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git clone - fail instead of prompting for credentials

When cloning git repositories in automated tools - web front ends, CI systems, sometimes the git clone invocation opens up a prompt asking for the username and password (for example, when cloning a ...
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Automated Linux VMs on Hyper-V 2012

I have a requirement to create a ton of linux VMs for our customers (we run managed infrastructure) on Hyper-V 2012 in the coming months and I have an issue with automating it. Here is how I need it ...
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Securing database credentials in automated deployment of nodes

In a situation where you're deploying nodes (e.g. amazon ec2), what are the recommended best practices for securing things like credentials to other resources? Without solving for scale, we might ...
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Cannot run “Automation Anywhere” exe files from console (session 0) on Windows Server 2003 64 bit

I have a simple exe created from an Automation Anywhere task that displays a message box saying hello world. I created this simple exe just for debugging the following issue. When I log in to the ...
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How can I automatically detect and resolve an IP conflict in Ubuntu?

Sometimes one of my Ubuntu 12.04 Server machines get into an IP conflict with another device on the network. I can detect the IP conflict by disabling the nic, and accessing the ip from another ...
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automating remote software installation

I have a network consisting of n pcs(windows/linux).Now i want to automate installation on n pcs in netowrk.For example with one click of gtalk should get installed on n pc in network.Are there any ...
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How to automate Hyper-V Snapshots?

I have a Windows 2008 server with two virtual machines in Hyper-V, how can I automate the process of taking a daily snapshot and automatically deleting those older than 7 days?
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is there a way to automate changing filenames in <link> , <script> tags

when we use Expires header for text files like js, css, contents are cached in the browser, to get new content we need to change in the html file the new names in the link and script tag. When we add ...
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How to manage Linux servers and tasks?

As a developer who is managing more and more Linux servers for my various projects and tasks, I'm starting to seriously think about how to manage these servers efficiently. I have come up with such a ...
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Is it possible to tell what machines I'm logged in to (but disconnected from)?

I infrequently work on about 20 Windows servers via remote desktop. There are times when it'd be really convenient to know if and where I have disconnected sessions open. Is there a powershell script ...
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Multiple related resources in chef recipe

I need to run some commands depending on a result of previous execution, which again depends on some package being installed. On the first run, I'd expect something like: install package "XXX" get ...
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Help me better automate changes to our static routes

I have been assigned the task of maintaining and configuring my organization's firewall and gateway routers, and I'm looking for some advice on how to manage the static route table. (As context, ...
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Check a specific value in application?

I have a network with almost 2000 pc, on each of them i have an application installed for monitoring and mgmt, i need to check a specific value in each agent on the 2000 pc, which cant be checked ...
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Getting VMware Port-ID using commandline

Is there a way to directly gather the vmware port-id using commandline? I'm trying to make monitoring switchports easy through esxcli but in order to get port statistics I require the portid of a VM ...
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Install Java 1.7 non-interatively on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to install Java 1.7 on several machines and hence I want to do it using a script. The problem is the installation asks for certain options (to be specific 'Y', then 'OK' and finally 'Yes'). I ...
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How do I write a script that compares folder/symbolic-link names from two diffrent folders?

I need help in writing a script to create symbolic links. Here is a script that I have been running on background. #!/bin/bash SOURCE="/home/$USER/www" DEST="/var/www" while true; do find $SOURCE ...
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teraterm stay open after disconnecting from host?

Is there any way to get teraterm's windows to stay open after disconnecting from a host, so that I can see the terminal output in the scrollback? Trying to transition from Putty, which is nice, but ...
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Trying to automate server tasks, stuck on gathering critical update information from WSUS

I asked this question at Stack Overflow but they said I would have better luck here. I am using VBScript to automate a lot of server tasks, I'm simply checking to make sure the server build team did ...
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ssh remote execution always exits 127

quick question: I have a program that is spawning a process which executes a basic remote command over SSH such as: ssh aiden@host /bin/ps Running this manually from my shell is successful (as you ...
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Automate wifi connection in bash using glob

Trying to apply these rationals on an ubuntu VM box to automate wifi connections but processing just into an infinite loop as I guess I'm not using glob as it should but can't find why/where the ...
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Pros/Cons of Deploying Ruby on Rails Project Subversion Working Copy

A couple of the Rails projects on which I'm working appreciate frequent, incremental updates, which I think is great. Our current deployment strategy is manual but we're considering switching to an ...
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automatically forward all network traffic to a proxy

I've used cntlm to automatically add NTLM headers to https requests when ssh'ing to a particular host. What I need to do now is to send all outbound internet traffic (80/443) from any program ...
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How can I restart a service designed to run under supervise

I have written a service designed to run under daemontools supervise. Because the run script refreshes a source code repository: git pull pod_server # serve up docs on source code via the ...
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Puppet Error: undefined method 'captures'

I posted this question on the networkengineering SE site, but it was determined to be off topic.... blah. I'm toying with the idea of using puppet for core network device configuration to increase ...
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Creating an Openstack user with only reboot permissions

What is the best approach for setting up an Openstack user that is limited to only rebooting servers using the Web API. The user needs to be able to access servers under different tenants, by using ...
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Java Deployment with automatic updates (without user confirmation)

Here in our company our users use 1 Java application which is updated every monday and always needs the latest java update. We install Java on Clients through SCCM 2012 R2. I already know how to do ...
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Start/Stop IIS site automated as an administrator, which is not a built-in “Administrator”

There are several ways to start/stop an IIS site, in a way that does not require logon to the system. For example: 1) Command line via APPCMD: C:\windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe stop site ...
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How to start a data collector upon high CPU load condition?

I have a Windows 2008R2 server that experience high CPU load for several minutes about once every couple of weeks. Unfortunately, when these events occurs, logging into the system through RDP or at ...
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HPSA (HP Server Automation)

Using HP SA (HP Server Automation) version 9 for automation and its Oracle database consumes inordinately large amounts of CPU resources. Anyone have a similar experience?
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Automate an interactive command which use /dev/tty

well pretty much it's in the title. I've a interactive command. This one ask for a password through /dev/tty. I use this command within a shell script. So the command should read the information ...
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Adding a user to BES via Script?

I am looking for a way to add users to BES using a script to help automate new user creation process. Is this possible with using any of the resource kits from BlackBerry, or other methods than using ...
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How to automate LAMP+mail domains deployment?

We manage our more-or-less standard set of systems to do the usual hosting business: authoritative dns servers Mail eXchangers (with the first stage of spam filtering) mail scanning server (amavisd ...
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FTP automated user password maintenance

We have a need to automate a FTPS transfer using named accounts which require periodic password resets. Due to another party having control over the accounts, we cannot change them to service accounts ...
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Blocking IPs that make excessive connections with Windows Firewall

Is it possible to automatically ban IPs that make more than 5 to 10 simultaneous connections using Windows Firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2? Add: I'm trying to throttle the traffic of the port ...
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High framerate cameras for recording units on racks?

I have many laptops that are running tests in my labs, and I cannot interfere with them via software on the machines. I would like to be able to record what's going on with the tests, and I need high ...