We are planning to replace an in house tool with UIM and I have a question on whether some functionality is possible with UIM. The in-house tool runs some custom scripts to get some data and I'm wondering if UIM can replace this.
The question then is can UIM run a custom script and report on the results of that script? If so what would we need to use to implement that?
You will want to look into using logmon for this. There is a command mode where instead of just parsing a log file, it executed a script and parses what is sent to standard out. With this functionality you can pretty much achieve any desired functionality (within reason of course).
I'd also suggest that it might be worth the effort to see if the functionality in your script(s) isn't already in the product - often times it is or it's there in an easier form to get at.
Looks like Logmon should be sufficient for our needs.
Thanks for your help.
More details about your scripts could be useful.
If logmon is not enougth. You can create your own probes with the JAVA SDK or Perl SDK.