Add a script to Script Manager

If there are products or indicators you want to monitor, or maintenance activities you want to schedule, that are not included in N-sight RMM by default, you can add new scripts to N-sight RMM using Script Manager to perform those functions.

To create or get a script, you can retrieve one from the Automation Cookbook, create one using Automation Manager, or author one yourself.

You can add new scripts to N-sight RMM as:

  • Script Check — a script that functions as a monitoring 24x7 or Daily Safety check
  • Automated Task — a script that functions as a way to run maintenance tasks

After a script is added to the Script Manager repository, you can begin to deploy it to your devices to run checks or tasks.

To add a script to Script Manager:

  1. On the N-sight RMM Dashboard, go to Settings > Script Manager
  2. Click New
  3. Use the following field descriptions to enter the information in the Add User Defined Scripts dialog

  4. Browse to the script location to upload a script
  5. Select Save to upload the script to the N-sight RMM Dashboard
Field Description
Name Provide a descriptive name to enable easy identification of the script on the N-sight RMM Dashboard and Reports
Description Enter information describing the purpose of the script
Usage Notes Enter the information to display in the Test Parameters section when you add or edit the Script Check or Automated Task. You can include more detail about the script’s function or an example of the command line parameters to ensure any user can correctly configure the script.
Default Timeout The time period, in seconds, after which the Agent stops the script and reports it as failed
Type Choose how the script will run, as a Script Check or an Automated Task

Automated Tasks are supported for Windows, Mac (from Agent 2.3.0), and Linux (from Agent 2).

OS The Operating System the script is designed to run on. The script will only be selectable for devices running this Operating System.

The Mac Agent and Linux Agent support Shell scripts and interpreted languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby for which there is a handler installed.

Upload a script

Click Browse and navigate to the location of the script to upload it to the N-sight RMM Dashboard where it is downloaded to the selected machines.

Supported script size: Maximum of 65535 characters
Supported script output size: Maximum of 10000 characters

To ensure a shell script runs successfully, declare the bash interpreter in the script: #!/bin/bash. For example:

"Hello world"
exit 0

We provide the mechanism to run your own scripts on your servers and workstations; however, we are not responsible for custom scripts made or used in conjunction with this product. We are not liable for loss incurred from system, hardware or data loss. It is the customer/developer's responsibility to verify the integrity, actions and impact of any custom scripts.

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