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Home > Success Center > Server & Application Monitor (SAM) > SAM 6.5 Administrator Guide > Monitor with Orion agents in SAM > Deploy an agent to a monitored node for SAM

Deploy an agent to a monitored node for SAM

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Updated: 3-9-2017

Select this method of deployment to deploy agents from the Orion server. This method is usually performed when you need to install the agent on multiple computers or if the computers are already monitored by the Orion server.

The Orion server must be able to communicate with the client computers. To monitor Linux-based computers, TCP port 22 (outbound) must be open on the Orion server or additional polling engine and open (inbound) on the computer you want to monitor.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Under Node & Group Management, click Manage Agents.
  3. Click Add Agent.
  4. Select Deploy the agent on my network.
  5. On the Deploy Agent on Network page, choose where you want to install the agent by selecting existing nodes from the list, or entering the IP address or host name of a node that has not been managed.

    The IP address field does not accept ranges.

  6. Click Next.
  7. Select a node and click Assign Credentials.
    • These credentials are only used to connect to the remote computer and install the agent software. After the agent is deployed, the credentials may change with no impact to the deployed agent.
    • The credentials must have administrator or root-level privileges. On Linux-based computers you can connect with one credential set and then use another credential to use su or sudo for package installation. Most Linux distributions require the user's password when using sudo. Other distributions, such as SUSE, may require the root password. Depending on your Linux distribution, enter the required credential for the Include Credentials with Elevated Privileges to install the package.
    • You can assign credentials to multiple locations or nodes by selecting multiple entries.
  8. Click Deploy Agent.

When the connection is successful, the agent displays in the agent list on the Manage Agents page.

 
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