This is a request to simplify the process of generating new UD Unique ID.
- A short description of the present behaviour
The generation of a new ud_unique_id is not documented well and not user friendly. Currently when you want to generate a new unigue id (uda) on unix you need to:
- Go through unclear documentation
- Use 2 different commands (with confusing names discagent and discagnt)
- Switch between different folders
- Steps to reproduce the behaviour/issue
Example for Linux systems (but is relevant for all UNIXes)
1) Log in using the user account that is used to run the UD Agent (e.g. root)
2) Navigate to the directory that contains the UD Agent executable files (for Linux /opt/microfocus/Discovery)
3) Stop UDA agent ./discagent stop
4) Switch to folder /opt/microfocus/Discovery/bin
5) Generate a new unigue id by running ./discagnt --newuniqueid
5) Navigate back to the directory /opt/microfocus/Discovery
6) Start the agent by running ./discagent start
- The behaver you desire in a future release
Simply enhance current script discagent to support parameter newid
Extend the current shell command discagent with new parameter to perform newunigueid operation. Now the shell command supports only parameters start, stop, restart and status. Add a new option for example newid
So the simple command ./discagent newid would generate a new unique id (it would stop the agent, generate new unigue id, start the agent).
Generally discagent should be the only "wrapper/handler" to perform all actions with UDA agent for administrators.
- Impact on the production
Simplify the support of cloning and imagining. Better UDA management. Less confusing. Faster to adopt by administrators in UNIX world.
- Whether you can’t wait for a future release and require a hotfix
We can wait for the next release
- Business justification if a hotfix is requested
Hot -fix is not required
1. Simplify the steps, preferably consider single command rather than two
2. Document the clear steps in a guide
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