It is possible to trigger execution of an external script (.sh, .bat, .exe, etc.) or even Java class on Web Dashboard search results. This is a very powerful extension of searches and it is used to act in the context of search results. As an example, if a search report is used to monitor transfers, users can launch a restart command from within the Web Dashboard GUI or can cancel transfers that are hanging.

To run external executable files or Java classes from within Web Dashboard, define and deploy Sentinel Command objects. These objects are traditionally defined in Composer and can be used with Sentinel Web Monitoring Requests. Web Dashboard automatically recognizes Commands deployed in the system.

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