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Pinned topic How can I automate the TEM Relay Server configuration

‏2014-05-27T06:23:38Z |

Hi,

 Can any one please guide me to understand how can I automate the TEM Relay Server configuration. I am looking forward to automate the TEM Relay configuration.

 Any command line options available ? or any unattended configuration is available ?

  • Pol.o.Currain
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    Re: How can I automate the TEM Relay Server configuration

    ‏2014-05-27T07:56:16Z  in response to kiranjith

    Hi kiranjith,

    When you say 'configuration', do you mean the installation of the relay, setting up particular endpoints to use that relay (rather than the root server), throttling traffic, etc.? We should be able to help more if you can tell us exactly what you're trying to do - but in general terms, fixlets and tasks exist for most of these operations, and so you should be able to add them to an Automation Plan to automate the process for you.

    -Paul.

     

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      Re: How can I automate the TEM Relay Server configuration

      ‏2014-05-27T08:07:35Z  in response to Pol.o.Currain

      HI Paul,
       Yes,  I meant how can I automate the Installation & configuration of the Relay Server.

      I am through the configuration options available for setting up the endpoints and I could automate that. But I am stuck at how could I automate configuring Relay Server.

      For example, a command line or unattended method to get the TEM Server installation and configuration is available. So looking forward for similar option to add a Relay server to existing TEM Server.

      If above option is not available, can we call the fixlets or tasks using any script ?

       

      /kiran

      • Pol.o.Currain
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        Re: How can I automate the TEM Relay Server configuration

        ‏2014-05-27T08:51:27Z  in response to kiranjith

        Hi Kiran,

        It should be possible to create an Automation Plan to install and configure a relay, though I must be honest and tell you I have never actually done that :-)

        Here's how I would do it though - create an Automation Plan containing the following steps:

         

        Step 1: [Install IBM Endpoint Manager Relay (usually followed by a version number)]

        Step 2: [Switch BES Client Action Site Masthead - BES Relay]

        Step 3: [Server Setting: Throttle Outgoing Download Traffic]

        Step 4: [Relay / Server Setting: Download Cache Size]

        ...

        Step N: [Any other specific relay configuration fixlets you need to invoke]

         

        Now that I've stepped through it, I'm guessing though that it's probably step #2 here that you want to know more about?

        Currently, it looks like this relay-client assignment is done mostly via the IEM console, but you should be able to use this task to perform that action by the looks of it.

        I also found this resource for more complex network setup configurations, which may be what is needed (since we would be looking to switch the masthead for certain endpoints to move away from the root server and instead point to the newly installed relay):

        https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Endpoint%20Manager/page/Switch%20Actionsite%20Masthead%20using%20Relays

        Please let me know how this works out for you, and if needs be I can contact the platform team to see if there is a different way to achieve what you need.

        -Paul.

        Updated on 2014-05-27T08:56:11Z at 2014-05-27T08:56:11Z by Pol.o.Currain
        • kiranjith
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          Re: How can I automate the TEM Relay Server configuration

          ‏2014-05-28T04:09:43Z  in response to Pol.o.Currain

          Thank You Paul,

           Let me give a try and will keep you posted with the updates.

           

          /kiran