YAMDS – Yet Another MDS

UPDATE: Version 1.1

Too much crap on one screen so updated to tab’d display.

I hope they have something like this in R80.


For those that have hundreds of firewalls, especially if they are changing a lot, will appreciate this. I got sick of clicking all over the place to find all my GUIs, so I decided to create my own ‘single glass centralized security management station’. Sound familiar???? YAMDS.

This baby will automatically kick off all your major applications required to manage a CP environment and in addition you can keep notes on the status of all your firewalls so your team knows what state they are in ‘SYSTEM STATUS’. The fields are sortable and you can do dynamic searches to filter down the ones you want.

This firewall database is constantly synced with MDS database so I always have the latest list of firewalls (you are obviously looking at a dummy database).Also in the background I have integrated the MDS database into our asset management, DNS, Cattools scripting and ticket tracking so we feed them the most accurate accurate list of firewalls and their IP and statuses.

Although its version 1 and my first crack at HTML, css, SQL, javascript, php …holy cabolies…This has so simplified my life immensely. At some point I will release the code…right now its tooo embarrassing.

Next I’m working on pulling in our other SSH type devices and allowing more customization of applications to spawn.


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  • Irek Romaniuk  On April 21, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Nice, btw how do you start smartlog, etc with given user credentials and server ip ?

    • Dreezman  On May 6, 2015 at 5:27 am

      I cheat. There is no parameter for the IP, so I pop up a window with the IP and you have to cut and paste. Better than try and guessing.

  • Terry  On May 7, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Keep it up! A lot of us could use this. Maybe a spinoff product for you in the future?

    • Dreezman  On May 7, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      R80 will solve some of this. You can do CLI sessions but is basic you can’t config like putty or superputty, no winscp. Logging in integrated, you can spawn off scripts. True for single domain, multi-domain MDS is still being developed so not sure there.

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