Ever been asked to, or needed to, check the Best Practice recommendations on all EV, DA and SQL Servers in the Enterprise Vault environment and needed to compare multiple settings against one, or all, of the below technotes?
This task can be tedious to say the least, needing to check each registry, TCP, network setting based on if the OS is 32/64bit, the server is either EV/DA/SQL Server, due to this I have created a tool which will do all the boring work.
It can be run on each of the servers, identify which OS is running 2003/2008/2012, which flavour (32bit/64bit) and which application (EV/DA/SQL) is running on that server, it will then run the required checks to see if Best Practice recommendations are in place or not. It will only report on the relevant checks for that server therefore avoiding white noise. It outputs to an easy to read HTML output file with a dedicated section devoted purely to anything that was found to not be in line with Veritas recommendations. This section will also provide instructions on how to correct/implement the recommended change if possible. It will also suggest most of the recommended locations to be excluded from Anti-virus scans for your environment (Indexing locations, Vault Store locations) and the local server it was run on.
If you are prompted to allow active content when opening the report file this is due to collapsible tables within the report, you can choose to not allow the active content to run but be aware that you will not be able to collapse any of the tables if you choose 'No'.
Please feel free to comment on the tool, or report any errors that you find, I will attempt to correct these as quickly as possible and will update the tool regularly to keep it up to date if there is interest in using it.