Most people starting with Solace will probably use our administration GUI, SolAdmin. SolAdmin is an excellent tool, but as with any GUI, once you get used to the concepts and procedures of using Solace message routers and gain experience, you may want to use a Command Level Interface (CLI) for some tasks.
Using the SolOS CLI has some advantages:
- Its structure closely matches that of the SEMP management interfaces and associated APIs, so those familiar with the CLI will find programmatic management easier;
- It is possible to create replay files with CLI, which can automate tasks – such as moving a Message VPN configuration from test through UAT to production environments;
- For some tasks, the CLI is faster.
I personally use a mixture of the CLI and SolAdmin. I find VPN bridges tricky in the CLI but a cinch with SolAdmin, while I’d rather use the CLI for redundancy configuration and initial setup. … Read the rest