The tool appcmd can be used for testing IBM Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms policies as well as IBM Tivoli System Automation Application Manager end-to-end and Agentless Adapter policies. In order to verify that your policies work as expected, they need to be tested. In particular, it has to be tested whether resources are recovered as expected in failure situations. It is very time-consuming to perform such tests with real applications because all failures to be recovered need to be injected manually. This application simulator is capable of injecting all failures recognized by SA MP and SA AM Agentless Adapter and logs the initiated recovery actions.
You can use appcmd to instrument IBM.Application resources or IBM.RemoteApplication resources. appcmd simulates these applications, allows to mimic failures and tracks the execution of commands which makes it a useful tool to develop and test policy constructs without need to install real applications or impacting real applications.
We publish appcmd for free in our IBM System Automation for Multiplatforms Wiki page here
With version 3 appcmd supports:
* Internal serialization was refactored and a problem regarding node reboot was fixed so that all simulated resources are reliably set of Offline in case of a node outage before the first Monitor is invoked.