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  • 1.  restarting all or selected robots?

    Posted 08-15-2019 08:25 AM

    Hi all,

    I have edited user tags on the controller probe via the API and will now need to restart the robot to have the change take effect ( I think)
    Is there a smart way to restart robots in bulk?


  • 2.  RE: restarting all or selected robots?

    Posted 08-15-2019 09:25 AM
    use the controller probe call back, _stop
    to restart the robots.

    POST /rest/probe/chris-dev/primaryhub/nb-1538/controller/callback/_stop 

    Gene Howard
    Principal Support Engineer

  • 3.  RE: restarting all or selected robots?

    Posted 08-15-2019 09:59 AM
    Just curious what do you guys use to make all these REST calls? What program or plugin?

    Daniel Blanco
    Enterprise Tools Architect
    Alphaserve Technologies

  • 4.  RE: restarting all or selected robots?

    Posted 08-15-2019 10:06 AM
    my favorite is the google rest client

    postman seems to be the favorite with development

    Support Engineer

  • 5.  RE: restarting all or selected robots?

    Posted 08-15-2019 11:50 AM

    I am looking at the Chrome add-in as suggested by David M.


    What I have enjoyed using up to now is the free version of Insomnia 





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  • 6.  RE: restarting all or selected robots?

    Posted 08-15-2019 10:12 AM

    I get the following form the call -

    I/O error on nim session (C) com.nimsoft.nimbus.NimNamedClientSession(Socket[addr=/1<SCRUB>,port=48000,localport=59773])

    Have you come across this before? 


  • 7.  RE: restarting all or selected robots?
    Best Answer

    Posted 08-15-2019 09:33 AM
    Get the full list of all the robots you need to restart in the /domain/hub/robot list format.
    You can do this from within IM, Tools > Find all robots.
    Export to excel.
    Then remove all columns except the robot address one. Add the following in the column before the robot address column: 
    "pu -u administrator -p password "  
    Next column is the robot address: 
    Then in the column after the robot address put: 
    " _restart"
    Take note of the spaces.
    Then copy this all out to say notepadd++, get rid of the tabs (Ctrl+H) and then you can run from your primary hub's \Nimsoft\bin directory via administrative cmd line.
    The full command would be:
    pu -u administrator -p password /domain/hub/robot01 _restart

    If it works on one then you can just copy/paste all of them into the command line and be done with it. Make sure you don't restart the hub's till last or 1st.

    Daniel Blanco
    Enterprise Tools Architect
    Alphaserve Technologies