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SOTU - Remote Console Command Utility v0.3
01/06/2009 01:17 PM by Chris Toohey
I was once asked why I would created a little application that would do nothing more than what could be done with a simple SmartIcon. When I created SOTU - my Remote Console Command utility, it's v0.1 release was a simple utility that - yes - was an extended version of what you could do with a simple SmartIcon. v0.2 gave you the option to configure a simple Sidebar Widget, and allow you to issue Remote Console Commands to your Domino servers with even greater ease. With SOTU v0.3, you won't even have to fire up your laptop!
Simply point your mobile device's WAP browser to
sotu.nsf/mobile, and you will be presented with a simple
From here, you can select the Server and enter a console command. Click the
Issue Command button, which submits the request via POST to a simple
Domino Agent which uses the
SOTU Script Library and issues the
remote console command.
Once properly executed, the browser is redirected to
sotu.nsf/mobile, and can quickly see the response (if any) from
the Remote Console Command via a pseudo-embedded View at the bottom of
Quick Tip: For you Blackberry users, you can use Showtime to create a simple Channel Push icon for your Admin team and quickly deploy this application just in time for Lotusphere!
Here's a quick icon set that I used for my team - both a standard and an updated icon, shown respectively:
See how I tie things in (eventually)?!
Also, v0.3 has no error handling in the
mobile.engine which handles the request... and for good reason.
If you get an Agent Done response form the Agent...
then something's broken, and it's more than likely a permissions issue with the
Remote Console security stuff (which can be changed on the Server Document).
The Remote Console Command will be issued by the server, so make sure you have
everything from a security side setup or you'll likely see something like this
on the server console/log: