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Workspace DataPower Gateway
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 10, 2022

Add support to use shell script to enter admin CLI of DataPower container

The requirement is to enter the admin CLI of API Gateway(DataPower) deployed on OpenShift Container Platform to diagnostic commands to collect data for memory leak issue by shell script run periodically.

The script is required to be scheduled in cronjob for automatic and periodical collection or be triggered when the memory is growing up to 50%, 70%, 90%...etc.

The 'oc attach' command can connect to the admin CLI of API Gateway container but does not support using shell script to logon, the shell script only can use 'oc rsh' to open a shell to enter the container but cannot access admin CLI.

An approach to use shell script to connect the admin CLI of API Gateway container is required for diagnostics data collection automatically and periodically.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2022

    This can be accomplished using a configMap to add the DP's telnet service bound to localhost interface.

    kubectl -n $ns edit configmap telnet-service-cm

    # Please edit the object below. Lines beginning with a '#' will be ignored,

    # and an empty file will abort the edit. If an error occurs while saving this file will be

    # reopened with the relevant failures.


    apiVersion: v1


    telnet_cli_service.cfg: |

    cli telnet "telnet_Service"


    port 2300


    kind: ConfigMap


    creationTimestamp: "2022-02-01T22:21:01Z"

    name: telnet-service-cm

    namespace: ncchau

    resourceVersion: "13289228"

    selfLink: /api/v1/namespaces/ncchau/configmaps/telnet-service-cm

    uid: 999a07b1-898c-4649-899b-cebc85211d00

    Once the telnet service is enabled at port 2300 (via configMap) then you can do things like this:
    kubectl -n $ns exec -it $gw -- nc 2300 < dp-cli-commands.txt |strings;done

    Inside the dp-cli-commands.txt you put the login credentials and CLI of interest for example:




    sh mem