The Men&Mice IP Address Module pt. 2:
3 Points on Connectivity
The Men&Mice Suite brings several ways to customize operations, to connect to existing software or to import/export data, e.g. from spread sheets or existing databases:
- Script hooks: Scripts (scripting language doesn’t matter) can be attached to basic objects in the M&M Suite, e.g. to the type “IP Address Rage” or “IP Address”. The scripts are called by the system when an object is being changed. A script, which is attached to a script hook can return a success flag. When a success flag false is returned, it can be accompanied by an error message, which will be presented to the user and the change in the system will be denied. The success flag set to true will make the change.
- Web Service: The M&M Suite’s Web Interface automatically provides a Web Service defined by the well-known SOAP standard.
- All languages, which are able to support SOAP calls, like Python, Powershell, C# or Java can be used to call the SOAP methods of the Men&Mice Central. This allows for instance the automation of processes, export of subnet or device data, or integration of the Men&Mice Suite in existing environments.
- CLI: A third method to import/export data is provided by the Men&Mice command line interface (mmcmd), which is available for all major platforms (Linux, Solaris (X86/Sparc), Windows, Mac OS X).
More to come!