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.
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
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 PerlThe Nimsoft Perl SDK allows you to run and write probes in the Perl programming language.
Perl SDK Reference Guide
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 1https://communities.ca.com/docs/DOC-231172625-custom-perl-probe-kickstarter