Astaro Configuration Shell - Command line interface (CLI)
ASG - great product with excellent Web GUI
According to Angelo Comazzetto"..it is what makes ASG so user friendly .."
Unfortunately, it is absolutely not reality if you dealing with complex configuration
Simple example, you need to create few hundreds of Network Definitions
Name, Type, Interface, IPv4 Address, Netmask, Comment (6 x 200 = 1200) copy and paste (1200)
plus 1x200=200 Save, and 1x200=200 "New Network Definition", 2400 clicks to switch interface between text file and GUI.
Total 5200 clicks and probably 433 minutes later it will be finished
Who is going to pay for it - customer replacing Netscreen firewall or me, partner, who does replacement?
Create "Astaro Configuration Shell". Command line interface (CLI) to simplify configuration process
ASG does have everything in a place to implement this feature - GUI
Consider each GUI web form data as line of data and <cr> as a Save button
ACS>Network Definitions# Name Type Interface Address Netmask Comment <cr>
Astaro Configuration Shell (ACS) will process line data through the web GUI
Sort of CLI browser
In my example, instead of 8 hrs I will spend 5 min to configure
- Customer no paying me a fortune to routine clicks
- I am able to convert more Netscreens to Astaro
- Astaro selling more ASGs
- Very good chance for Astaro to move above SonicWall level to Juniper and Cisco users group
This feature was implemented in XG Firewall
j v commented
Stop this idiotic pushing of XG firewall it is NOT a replacement for SG UTM. Please this is the UTM SG ideas so stop promoting another product that we clearly do NOT want.
Oxiel Contreras commented
Terrific!!!!!!!!!, this is what i need in order to automate DR Sites for many customers...
Can i use it right now ???
Good idea! Would also like this!!! And yes, good argument for migration from other big players in firewalls to sophos!