SDBatcher Tivoli Software Distribution Tool

SDBatcher is a tool developed for HBOS Bank and used to perform and Monitor Software Distributions using the IBM Tivoli software distribution system.

Written in VB6 with a backend Microsoft Access database (and linking into the Tivoli SQLServer database) the system works by creating small batch files on the PC that are then executed on the Tivoli Unix Server using Putty remote login procedures, results are then transferred back to the PC using Putty's SFTP file transfer protocol.

Catchup plans enable automatic catchup of servers

The results can then be monitored and individual servers targeted for distribution progress and inventoried - online inventories being available through ASP webpages linking into the Access database.