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Perl 5.14 required for Linux/Solaris clients + SDK probes?

  • 1.  Perl 5.14 required for Linux/Solaris clients + SDK probes?

    Posted 12-28-2018 12:44 PM

    All -- 

     

    Sorry, but this is very much a newbie question... 

     

    Am considering developing (first attempt!) custom probes for our Linux/Solaris hosts and using the Perl SDK for UIM. However, after reading the documentation, I'm not clear on whether Perl 5.14 is a requisite for the client hosts, or just for the UNIX host used to develop the probe.

     

    Help?

    david



  • 2.  Re: Perl 5.14 required for Linux/Solaris clients + SDK probes?

    Posted 12-28-2018 01:02 PM

    I was not able to find anything on it. The question that comes up in my mind is, is an installed instance of perl needed to run a perl script?


    You probably have this, but just in case this is the main page for the SDK documentation:

    Probe Software Developer Kit - CA Unified Infrastructure Management Probes - CA Technologies Documentation 



  • 3.  Re: Perl 5.14 required for Linux/Solaris clients + SDK probes?

    Posted 12-28-2018 01:44 PM

    I believe you need the correct version of Perl installed anywhere youre running / debugging your Perl scripts. It doesn't have to be installed per se (see below), but you may also choose to bundle it with the probe, configure PATH/enviroment, etc., if the Perl script needs to run locally.

     

    That said, note that you can compile a Perl script into an executable file. This removes the need for a full installation of Perl on a robot that is going to be running your custom probe. You can run a custom Perl probe without installing Perl on every single robot.

     

    There is some helpful information here in the SDK_Perl release notes:

     

    Nimsoft SDK for Perl
    The Nimsoft Perl SDK allows you to run and write probes in the Perl programming language.

    http://support.nimsoft.com/unsecure/archive.aspx?id=14

     

    Perl SDK Reference Guide

    https://docops.ca.com/ca-unified-infrastructure-management/8-5-1/en/files/373474819/434439320/2/1515433725745/PERL--Perl+SDK_11_17.pdf

     

    Also check out this community post which was for developing a custom probe on Windows but worth mentioning.

     

    Develop a custom Perl probe with this kickstarter - Part 1
    https://communities.ca.com/docs/DOC-231172625-custom-perl-probe-kickstarter 

     

    Part 2
    https://communities.ca.com/docs/DOC-231172657-perl-probe-kickstarter-ppk-part-2-package-and-distribute 

     

    Regards,

    Steve