Veritas Operations Manager (VOM) includes a command line utility called xdistc. This command is used in the infrastructure of VOM but can be used at the command line for remote command execxution (similar to using ssh to execute commands/scripts remotely). It is not necessary to configure ssh connectivity. Not only will the underlying VOM connectivity be used instead of something like ssh but there are many options to support command/script execution. This command is documented in the appendix of the User's Guide.
xdistc command fails to push the file to the destination directory on VOM MHs (Managed Hosts)
/opt/VRTSsfmh/bin/xdistc --host fan-v240 --push ls.sh /tmp/ls.sh --perm 755 --run --results
HTTP/1.1 500 OK
Status: 500 Invalid destination file path (/tmp/ls.sh)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
For security concerns, only specific directories are allowed. Common directories like /tmp and /var/tmp are considered vulnerabilities.
It is suggested to use the standard directory that is found on all Managed Hosts (MHs):
(xdistc defines VARDIR as /var/opt/VRTSsfmh; this variable is not available at a shell prompt)
If another directory must be used for some reason, a symbolic link may be created.
As a work around, user can create a symbolic link in /var/opt/VRTSsfmh/tmp which points to the directory that the file is to be pushed to on the target MHs. If there are large numbers of MHs, create a small script which creates the symbolic link on each target MHs. Then run xdistc command again to push and run the script to perform the operation needed.
On the VOM Management Server (jung-v240), there is a file (script) called ls.sh in /tmp which needs to be pushed to then run on a MH host called fan-v240.
[root@jung-v240]# ls -l /tmp/ls.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 17 Feb 24 14:12 /tmp/ls.sh
The file needs to be pushed to /tmp on the MH and run it from /tmp.
First, creating a symbolic link in /var/opt/VRTSsfmh/tmp called tmp_link
root@fan-v240 /var/opt/VRTSsfmh/tmp :ls -l tmp_link
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Feb 25 11:23 tmp_link -> /tmp
Then run xdistc command on the Central managment Server as follows:
[root@jung-v240]# /opt/VRTSsfmh/bin/xdistc --host fan-v240 --push ls.sh '$VARDIR/tmp/tmp_link/ls_2.sh' --perm 755 --run --results
(NOTE: the single quotes above are important so $VARDIR is not interpreted by the shell)
-rwxr--r-- 1 root sys 480 Oct 1 2010 /etc/amftab
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 4295 Jun 5 2011 /etc/device.tab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3207 Jan 28 12:00 /etc/devlink.tab
-r--r--r-- 1 root sys 463 Jun 5 2011 /etc/dgroup.tab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23 Jan 28 11:28 /etc/gabtab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 1006 Sep 4 2009 /etc/inittab
-rw-r----- 1 root root 101 Jun 5 2011 /etc/llttab
-r--r--r-- 7 root root 1346 Mar 3 16:41 /etc/mnttab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Oct 16 10:34 /etc/rmtab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23 Jun 5 2011 /etc/vcsmmtab
-rw-r--r-- 1 root sys 405 Jun 5 2011 /etc/vfstab
-rw-r----- 1 root root 225 Feb 4 11:01 /etc/vxfentab
The ls.sh contains one line below.
[root@jung-v240]# cat /tmp/ls.sh
ls -l /etc/*tab