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Orion agent configuration on Linux

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Updated January 3, 2019


This article describes how to configure a Linux agent after it is deployed using either Manual Pull Or Push method.


  • NPM as Orion server
  • Supported Linux distribution as the agent host


  1. Configure the agent.
    1. Ensure that you have sudo rights.
    2. Open a command prompt.
    3. Execute:
      service swiagentd init
      The Linux Agent configuration settings display on-screen. 
  2. Enter the IP address, hostname, or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the Orion Platform server or Additional Polling Engine (option 2).
  3. Enter your Orion administrator or equivalent credentials you use to log in to the Orion web interface (options 4 and 5).
  4. Save your changes and exit (option 7).
    The agent is registered with the Orion Platform server. The agent begins to manage the server as a node.

See Linux Agent Deployment on THWACK for detailed deployment methods and configuration options. 



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