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Deploy an agent manually to a Linux-based computer

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Created by Magdalena.Markova, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on Nov 07, 2016

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Use this method if the Orion server cannot push the agent to the Linux-based computer over SSH. For example, the computer you want to manage may be behind a NAT or is hosted in the cloud. This uses wget or curl to download the installation files from your chosen polling engine. This is also known as a pull deployment.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click Agent Settings > Download Agent Software.
  3. Click Linux, and Next.
  4. Click Manually Install by Downloading Files via URL, and click Next.
  5. Select your Distribution and Communication Mode.
  6. Enter the Connection Settings.
    • For Agent initiated communication (active), select or enter the polling engine you want to collect the agent's data.
      If you connect through a proxy, click Advanced
    • For Server initiated communication (passive), enter the listening port number used to communicate with the Orion server or additional polling engine. By default, this is port 17790.
  7. Click Generate Command.
  8. Copy and paste the command in the terminal open to the Linux computer. The command downloads the software from the selected polling engine.

    When installation is successful and communication between the agent and the Orion server has been established, the agent appears in the agent list on the Manage Agents page.

  9. On the Manage Agents page, select the new agent, and then click Choose Resources.
  10. Select the items you want to monitor, and click Submit.

You can choose to copy the installer file to the Linux computer manually and then install it instead of using wget or curl.

  1. On the Download Agent Software page, select your distribution.
  2. Click Download Agent Software File for Manual Installation.
  3. Move the file to the Linux computer and extract it.
  4. Follow the instructions in the readme.txt file.

Select your distribution

Agents are officially supported on the following Linux operating systems.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • CentOS 5
  • CentOS 6
  • CentOS 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11*
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12*
  • Ubuntu 14, 64-bit only
  • Amazon AMI, 64-bit only

*Use SUSE Linux 10 for these two operating systems.

If your operating system is not listed, select the closest match to your Linux distribution. SolarWinds cannot guarantee that the software will work as intended on a non-supported OS, but will attempt to install the software for the distribution you select.

When installation is successful and communication between the agent and the Orion server has been established, the agent appears in the agent list on the Manage Agents page.

 
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