Friday May 04, 2007

More Buried Treasure: N1 SPS Developer Guidelines on BigAdmin

Digging around on BigAdmin can really pay off where N1 SPS is concerned. In my last post, I talked about the N1 SPS Usage Best Practices Guide (PDF). For this post, I'll highlight the N1 SPS Developer Guidelines (PDF) document.

This guide describes a lot of key information about how to work with the N1 SPS XML schema for containers, components, and plans. Personal highlights for me:

  • Pro/Con tables describing the advantages and disadvantages for using key features of the N1 SPS XML schema
  • Good section describing how to use variables in components and plans
  • Detailed discussion of how to use the <execNative> element to execute commands native to the target operating system
  • Command line samples for common or useful commands
Definitely worth a look, as is the IT Management Hub on BigAdmnin.

Friday Apr 27, 2007

Hidden Jewel: N1 SPS Usage Best Practices on BigAdmin

BigAdmin can be a tough place to find information. It's big, it's community driven, and it's trying to satisfy the needs of a variety of customers. It's your best friend -- and, sometimes, your best friend can be incredibly frustrating to work with.

 So let me be your BigAdmin search engine, and point you to a great document you might not know about -- the N1 SPS Usage Best Practices Guide (PDF). Peter Charpentier and Toli Kuznets, the authors, have compiled a bunch of great information here to help you get the most of out N1 SPS software. And it's short and sweet -- 31 pages total. Not even long enough to put you to sleep.

 The two sections of this guide that got me interested?

  • CLUI Command Deciphering (p. 12, despite what it says in the table of contents) - This section breaks down the N1 SPS command line syntax, mapping out the architecture of the CLI.
  • Modeling (p. 17) - This section describes two approaches to modeling your applications in N1 SPS -- essentially, how you break down your application into distinct parts, then capture those parts as SPS objects.
This guide's been available on BigAdmin for a while, and perhaps many of you have seen it already. But, for those who haven't, there's a lot of good information there, and on the IT Management Hub on BigAdmin.


 

About

sunconnection

Search

Archives
« July 2014
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
  
       
Today