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SSH execution


Execute script via SSH to automate processing (reporting, data update, transaction execution, etc). Workspace offers a Wizard to help set this up.


Executes a command on a server via SSH.

via Wizard

  • Germain Workspace > Wizard > SSH

Via Automation Screen

  • Germain Workspace > Automation > SSH

  • Start the “SSH Action” Wizard from the “SSH” Action list under “Automation”

    • Automation → SSH → “Add New Configuration” button

  • Fill in the SSH Action details

    • “Name”: A memorable name for identifying this SSH Action later

    • “Notify on Success”: Will send an email to Germain Server Administrators if running the script succeeds.

    • “Notify on Failure”: Will send an email to Germain Server Administrators if the script fails to run.

    • “Logging Enabled”: Will keep track of it’s execution in the “Germain Action Log” KPI

    • “Execute via engine”: If checked the ssh session will originate from the engine associated to the server, if not it will originate from Action Services

    • “Target Server”: For customizing the source of the server. Default “”

  • Fill in the Connection details

    • “Server”: Choose the target server from the list of entered servers

    • “Credentials”: Choose the credentials to use to connect to the target server via SSH

    • “Remote Port”: The port open on the server for receiving SSH connections. Default “22”

  • Fill in the Command details

    • “Working Directory”: The directory to be the starting working directory when the script is executed.

    • “Program“: The filename or command to execute.

    • “Arguments”: The arguments for the command. One per entry.

    • “Timeout”: Timeout for the attempt to execute the command

    • “Exit Value”: The exit value that indicates success. Usually anything non-zero is an error code.

    • “Charset”: If an alternate charset is required, it can be set here.

    • “Quote Argument”: In any of your arguments will contain a space, or quotes within them, you should turn this option on

  • Schedule

    • “Run on schedule?”: All action can be executed on a schedule. If you wish this to be executed on a schedule, you can enter that here.

    • “Execution Count”: Set if you will the command or script to be executed more than one each time the action is triggered.

  • SLA

    • “SLA”: if you wish to attach this action to an SLA, you can select that here, or create a new SLA by clicking “+” to create a new SLA on a KPI.

  • Summary

  • Verify Results

Component: Engine

Feature Availability: 8.6.0 or later

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