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senthil_kumar_1
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what is the purpose of "nickel"

Hi All,

My friend told me that nickel is used to take the configuration of whole HP-UX in html format, is it right?

1)How to get the nickel?

2)is it coming by default with HP-UX os?

3)is it free?

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Torsten.
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

It's free, but not by default installed. It is *anywhere* on hp-ux, needs a search.

Meanwhile you may use ignite's print_manifest.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

My link is dead, unfortunately.

You can also try config2html from the net.

Hope this helps!
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Viveki
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

Nickel is a log collection tool for HP-Unix and is developed for troubleshooting purpose.

It is absolutely free. But I dont think you will get it from any public sites.

You can find a copy of nickel attached herewith.
senthil_kumar_1
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

Hi Viveki,

How to install nickel.
Viveki
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

It is basically a script.

1. Transfer the file to the HP-UX host using ftp binary mode (ftp> bin) preferably to /tmp
2. In server,
# cd /tmp
# sh nickel.shar
# /opt/contrib/bin/nickel (run this command )
A file nickel..tar.gz will be created in present working directory i.e /tmp ==> e.g /tmp/nickel.hostname.tar.gz
3. ftp this file back to you PC (again in binary mode) and extract it. In the extracted folder, open 'index.html' and this is the hompage.
Johnson Punniyalingam
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

>>How to install nickel.<,

No Installation required for Nickel

You need excute nickel.sh script - Hence its collects detail Information of you Server.

ftp nickel script
run the nickel script with "root" privilege"

Thanks,
Johnson
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Kranti Mahmud
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

Hi Senthil,

NICKEL stands for-Network related Information Collector, Keeper and Elaborator.
Its most commonly used tool for collecting all the information of a server like (syslog/eventlog/dmesg/parstatus/cstm/ etc). You can find evrythin from the index after extracting the .tar format of it. U can work on according to the attached docs way.

Rgds-Kranti

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Sshahzeb
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Re: what is the purpose of "nickel"

Hello,

"nickel" is a HP support diagnostic machine inventory suite similar to "sysinfo" but "nickel" provide the output in HTML format and you can easly read and check all the details of your OS, H/W, Services, Cluster etc.. in HTML format.

Yes, nicke is default service with HP-UX.

You can check run "nicke" from "/tmp/nickel" location or you can find with the help of this cmd "find / -name nickel".

 

 

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