Suspend a server remotely?

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Mar 4th, 2008
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How would we (if possible) suspend a server remotely, i.e. without having to login to the device and issue manual commands? We'd like to set up a web page for our developers to be able to login to the page, and click a button to take a server out of service (during content upgrades, for example) and then click a button to put it back in service. We did this "way back when" with Local Directors, but somebody else put all of that together.

Thanks for any help!

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Diego Vargas Tue, 03/04/2008 - 14:18
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Well not sure if this is what you need but you can suspend using the web GUI, or configure a command schedule to suspend the service at a specific time.

Also We do have a product called HSE. It uses SNMP with our content networking products and can suspend services remotely.

Also, you can can push XML documents to the CSS.


Other than these options I can not think of a way to suspend a service other than being on

the CSS.


Hope it helps!!

Diego M

tonycody Wed, 03/05/2008 - 09:21
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Thanks - we'll look at the XML option. HSE has been EOL'd, and its successor has also been EOL'd.

dlance Mon, 06/02/2008 - 10:28
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Did you ever get this working via xml. We have tried using xml to suspend a service and it causes our redundant CSS config to failover.


tonycody Mon, 06/02/2008 - 10:31
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We haven't tried as of yet. Got derailed by higher priorities and have yet to get this back on the agenda.


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