Nolio Official KB: How do I setup Silent install of Agents?

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Silent install is recommended for Nolio agents mass installation.
Preparing the Nolio Agent installation folder
1.Create an installation folder.
2.You can download the Nolio Agent Installation file in one of two ways:
  • Goto <a href="http://localhost:noliocenter:8080" rel="nofollow">http://localhost:noliocenter:8080</a> and download the agent installation file (Windows or Linux) to the installation folder.
  • Copy the relevant agent installation file (nolio_agent_windows*.exe for Windows or nolio_agent_linux*.sh for Linux) from /scripts to the installation folder.
     3.  Copy the agent.response.varfile file from /scripts to the installation folder.
Installing Nolio Agents
In every server you want to install Nolio Agent, run the following command from the installation file directory:
  • In Linux:./nolio_agent_linux_*.sh -q -dir (Install dir) -varfile agent.response.varfile -Vsys.installationDir=(install dir) -Vnolio.execution.name=(Execution server name) -Vnolio.execution.port=6600 -Vnolio.nimi.port=6600 -Vnolio.check.connectivity=false -Vnolio.nimi.secured=false
  • In Windows: ./nolio_agent_windows_*.exe -q -dir (Install dir) -varfile agent.response.varfile -Vsys.installationDir=(install dir) -Vnolio.execution.name=(Execution server name) -Vnolio.execution.port=6600 -Vnolio.nimi.port=6600 -Vnolio.check.connectivity=false -Vnolio.nimi.secured=false
Note: Vnolio.execution.port and -Vnolio.nimi.port are the ports in which the Nolio Execution server is configured to work. (default: 6600)
Vnolio.nimi.secured - specifies whether the communication between the agents and the Execution server is encrypted (default: false)
Optional values for Nolio agents on Windows OS:
nolio.service.user=[Service Account Username]
nolio.service.pw=[Service Account Password]
Verifiy Installation
Once the installation is complete, open the Agent Management menu in the Nolio UI, to confirm that the agents are listed.

 

The response file for the silent agent installer supports the automatic mapping of the newly created agent to an application/environment/servertype. However this only works if a system parameter is added  under the "administration"/"System Settings":

add the following parameter in system settings:

  • Parameter                          DYNAMIC_AGENT_MAPPING_ENABLED
  • value                                    true

make sure this parameter is there before trying to install agents and map them to servertype/environment/application. A restart of the Automation Center is required before this change becomes effective.

 

 

In order to make the configuration of the silent installer response file a bit easier to understand and to configure, I created a version with comments. There is difference between the mandatory and the optional fields to configure. Have a look at the attached file. The example is for LINUX environments.

 

This document was generated from the following discussion: Nolio Official KB: How do I setup Silent install of Agents?

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