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Offline Normie

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CLImanager
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:49:22 AM »
Just in case there are any CLImanager users here, just a quick note to say that a new notice has appeared on the Nortel CLImanager website regarding a new version (4.2.7) and licensing plans:

newbielink:https://app23.nortelnetworks.com/climanager/ [nonactive]

Although not mentioned on the above web page, I understand that GenBand will be releasing a version 5.0 of CLImanager this year, but this will not be free.


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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 10:56:50 AM »
Hi Normie,

a Tool called CLI Manager is integrated in the COM (Configuration and Orchestration Manager from Avaya).
I have personal never used the CLI Manager.

Can you give me a hint on the CLI Manager:
What benefits do you get by using it ?

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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 11:08:32 AM »
I wonder where Brett Sinclair is these days.... (author of CLI Manager).

CLI Manager was a tool design by Brett internally to help Nortel personnel manage large numbers of Passport 6400 and 7400 Mutli-Service switches. It grew to include the ability to manage an assortment of devices including the ability to create physical topology maps by polling the switches. It had the ability to issue the same command across multiple switches... say you want to change the time on every switch. You'd select all the switches and then issue the CLI command.... the application would send the commands to login to every switch and then issue the CLI command for you. It was pretty neat and still is.

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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 06:28:53 PM »
at the risk of sounding like a 17 year old.....CLImanager is the Bomb. Its one of my favourite Nortel Apps ever.  The biggest annoyance with CLImanager was that Nortel made it free like JDM, but you did have to re-register it every 6-9 months.  I never understood that. 

But I see with the link provided that you need to login to the Nortel Website.  My account has long expired on the nortel support website.  :(



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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 07:23:33 PM »
Let me see if I can reach out to Brett...
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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 07:32:46 PM »
Here's what the site says;

CLI*manager 4.2.7 will be the last free version of CLI*manager. The installer contains an indefinite license that works on any host computer. Installing this version will eliminate the need to periodically update your license key. It is recommended to install this version since this web site will be decommissioned before the end of this year.

Go to the downloads section below to get the Windows installer for 4.2.7. Note that there is a VISTA/Windows 7 installer and a Windows XP installer. The VISTA/Windows 7 installer has a workaround to get around the UAC security feature in VISTA/Windows 7 which prevents CLI*manager from writing data to the C: drive.

For any questions or to report any problems on CLI*manager, email climanager@genband.com.


Here are links to the files from my site;

CLImanager_winxp_4.2.7.exe
CLImanager_VISTA_Win7_4.2.7.exe

I have not tested either of these archives... I don't know if the license is included as the statement above mentions.

If someone wouldn't mind testing and let us know that would be great!

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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 07:38:25 PM »
It is truely a sad day.  :( 
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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 05:39:07 AM »
I wonder where Brett Sinclair is these days.... (author of CLI Manager).


Brett went over to Cienna (I've got him as a contact on LinkedIn)

I've exchanged a few emails with the new developers over at GenBand. I've been told that a new version (5.0) should be out later this year. From what I understand this will be a paid for Windows only version. I've been given some details regarding enhancements: mainly speed improvements, LDAP integration, web based administration and a new Oracle based address book/data storage solution.

I asked about a Solaris/Linux version of 4.2.7 - these have now been posted on the site.

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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2011, 06:23:51 AM »
I have just start using the CLI Manager.

Really awsome tool, how could I missed that.....

 
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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2011, 06:28:23 AM »

I have not tested either of these archives... I don't know if the license is included as the statement above mentions.

If someone wouldn't mind testing and let us know that would be great!

Cheers!

I just downloaded and tested the XP and Solaris versions. The XP version is fine - installs OK and has the included license. However, it looks like there maybe a problem with the "inbuilt" license for the Solaris version as it's still looking for a valid license file. I've sent an email off to the support team to let them know.


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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 06:29:17 AM »
nortel published a series of climan tips and how to youtube videos.   well worth watching   

the show commands are very plowerful
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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 07:13:50 AM »
@ Paul

do you have a link to this videos ?
Couldnīt find anything with search on youtube.

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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 07:25:32 AM »
come to think of it    they were exe's from nortel.   sorry 

as well,  they appear to be gone from the nortel site.   pitty   
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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 09:00:55 AM »
come to think of it    they were exe's from nortel.   sorry 

as well,  they appear to be gone from the nortel site.   pitty

I can still see them on newbielink:https://app23.nortelnetworks.com/climanager/ [nonactive] - as you say, they are exe's to be downloaded and played.

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Re: CLImanager
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 09:06:26 AM »
they are behind the login wall for me...

if you can get at them I would highly recommend them.  You will get a taste of how useful and powerful CLIman is. 
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