Real men use the command line
By Fat Bloke on Jun 26, 2007
There are some nifty and good-looking admin tools out there for software products nowadays.
But many sysadmins prefer the raw, unadulterated power of the good old command line interface.
The SGD command line interface is a powerful tool and it all begins with the "tarantella" command located under <install_dir>/bin.
The way it works is that there is a hierarchy of commands available from this top-level command.
At each level you can append "--help" to get a usage of the command at that level.
e.g. The top level command is:
[root@servername ~]# /opt/tarantella/bin/tarantella Usage: tarantella <command> [<command-specific args>] Available commands: archive Archives the server's log files array Creates and manages arrays of Secure Global Desktop servers config Edits array-wide and server-specific configuration emulatorsession Lists and controls emulator sessions help Displays this list of commands license Adds, lists and removes Secure Global Desktop license keys object Manipulates objects in the datastore passcache Manipulates the password cache print Controls Secure Global Desktop printing services query Examines the server's log files restart Restarts Secure Global Desktop services role Configures role occupants and their extra webtop links security Controls security services, manages certificates setup Changes Setup options, restores original objects start Starts Secure Global Desktop services status Shows the current status of Secure Global Desktop array members stop Stops Secure Global Desktop services tokencache Manipulates the token cache tscal Lists, frees and returns Terminal Services CALs uninstall Uninstalls Secure Global Desktop from this host version Displays versions of installed Secure Global Desktop packages webserver Controls the Secure Global Desktop Web Server webtopsession Lists and controls webtop sessions Use "tarantella
--help" to get help on a command.
Over the next few blog entries, Fat Bloke will share how he, as a real man, uses the SGD command line.