What’s New on Kinetic Community – July 2014

Kinetic Community is the information and interaction hub for users of Kinetic Data software. It’s the place to find and discuss product documentation, videos, presentations, training class materials, downloads, example service items, task handlers, bundles, bridges and more–as well as presentations and training materials from the 2014 Kinetic Enthusiasts Group (KEG) event.

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Here is what’s new on the site since our last blog update:

Kinetic Request – Migrating from Dev to Prod (July 18, 2014)

This short video demonstrates how to migrate a service item from development to production.

Kinetic Request – Migrating from Dev to Prod from Kinetic Data on Vimeo.

VMWare Handlers (July 17, 2014)

A collection of 14 handlers useful for interacting with VMWare VSphere, including VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Check Status (given a task id, the handler checks the current status of that task) and VMWare VSphere Virtual Machine Clone (clones the given virtual machine).

Imgur Image Upload  (July 17, 2014)

This handler uses the REST Imgur API to upload a file to your Imgur account. Before using any Imgur handler for the first time, you will need to obtain a refresh token to connect to the account (instructions included here). After doing that, the handler will connect to that account and then upload the image. Title, Description, and the Album are all optional attributes.

Infoblox Create Record (July 17, 2014)

This handler uses the REST Infoblox API to create an A record (with the possibility to also create a PTR record). After configuring the handler with the URL where the Infoblox server is hosted at along with the username and password of an account with the correct permissions, the handler will start to build the hash of information to send to Infoblox.

BladeLogic CLI Handler (July 17, 2014)

The BladeLogic Command Run handler allows you to run most CLI commands against a BladeLogic app server. It accomplishes this by using the CLI Tunnel included with the BladeLogic web services.

Listing AD Groups for a User When Only SAMAccountName is Known (July 11, 2014)

First challenge: List all of the Active Directory groups the logged in user belongs to in a menu Second challenge: Do this only knowing their short/’samaccount’ username This article addresses both these issues at once, showing how to search the AD for groups, and how to do it when only knowing the SAMAccount username.

Kinetic Request Submission Format Answers HTML (June 26, 2014)

Builds a simple text and HTML result strings by formatting a specified subset of answers for the source Kinetic Request submission. To specify the answers to be formatted, various labels can be configured (the answers will be sequenced in the normal page order of their corresponding questions); for example, a starting question menu label (if the starting question is not provided, the first question of the service item will be used).

Kinetic Helper Record Create v2 (June 26, 2014)

Creates a record with the specified values in the KS_SRV_Helper form. This can be used, in conjunction with the other helper record handlers, to store data about a service item.

To learn more, check out all recent updates and resource additions on Kinetic Community.

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