Documentation forKiwi CatTools

Misc tab

The Misc tab allows to you configure additional setup options for Kiwi CatTools.

Telnet client

Enter the path and file name of the local telnet client. The default file name is "Telnet.exe".

When using SecureCRT as your external telnet client, you need to add the /TELNET switch to the command line. For example: C:\Program Files\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.EXE /TELNET

SSH client

The path and file-name of the preferred local SSH client. By default, there is no SSH client specified.

If using PuTTY.exe you can specify PuTTY for both the Telnet and the SSH client. When CatTools detects PuTTY has been specified, the following command line switches are used to connect:

[protocol Telnet or SSH. Derived from value set in 'Method' field of device setup form. If any SSH value is set, then the protocol used will be 'SSH']

P [port specified in 'Port' field of device setup form]

Example: C:\Putty.exe -SSH -P 22 HostAddress

Clear log window before starting each activity

Clear the Info log window before each activity starts.

  • The default is On.
Clear error count before starting each activity

Clear the error count displayed on the Status Line of the main window before each activity starts:

  • The default is On.
Automatically enable timer mode

The timer automatically sets on the specified number of seconds after the service starts.

Hide password change report passwords

Hide the passwords reported by the Device.Update.Password activity report. Show current database name above grids.

Shows the full path of the current CatTools database.

Terminate orphaned activity running longer than n minutes

The number of minutes an activity is allowed to run, after which it is forcibly terminated.

  • The default value is 0, meaning no limit is set and the activity can run indefinitely.
  • The maximum value is 2880.

This option should only be used in a situation where you have a problem with an activity never terminating. This issue may be caused by factors such as a logic loop or communications that are stalled. The timing only starts when say all bar one device sessions have completed, and the last session appears hung up.

When this is activated and the time limit is detected, CatTools attempts to terminate the activity by normal means. If it is unable to terminate the activity by normal means, the CatTools_Client.exe application, which runs the activities, is forcibly terminated. CatTools then waits for about 30 seconds to enable the system to clean up from the termination, and restarts the scheduler.

HTML report maximum row limit

Set the number of output rows for HTML reports.

  • The default value is 5000.
  • The minimum value is 1.
  • The maximum value is 50000.

The maximum rows is limited to 50000 as it is unlikely you would want to scroll through an HTML file of more than 50000 rows. If all the report data is required, you should use the corresponding text format file (*.txt).

When exiting the Manager should

This option is only available when CatTools is installed as a Service.

Since most changes need to be done when the timer is offline this feature provides the user with a reminder to start the timer again when the Manager is closed down. In this way you can ensure that your activities run even if you have forgotten to restart the timer yourself.

  • Ignore the timer state: No action is taken.
  • Set the timer to ON: The timer automatically sets to ON when you exit the Manager.
  • Set the timer to OFF: The timer automatically sets to OFF when you exit the Manager.
  • PROMPT if the timer is off: A message box asks you what you want to do when you close down the Manager if the timer is not running.