I once bumped into a mentioning that it's possible to install multiple instances of robot to one server. Now I just can't find the information or how this is done.
You need to folder level copy the required files into a secondary directory and then run the command line installation with switches to manipulate the service name. Below is a link to the files required for a Windows installation. You can look at the readme.txt and it provides some guidance. You will want to manually edit the robot.cfg before installing the service so you can hardcode the robot name.
Bryan- Do you know offhand which version of the robot is included in the zip file?
I found another set of instructions on the customer portal, and they are mostly the same but have a bit more detail in certain areas:
The article also has a broken link to the following article, which contains the binaries for robot 3.12 (very old):
I don't know, you can just copy over the binaries of the version you want from a current robot (This is what I did at the time of that folder creation in June). You will also need a separate folder for 32 and 64-bit binaries. All of the other files can remain the same.
I am looking to do this as I need to run multiple instances of the robot on a single box.
I followed the links above but they have since been removed. Can anyone who knows how to get two instances running on a single box please chime in...
You need to make sure and specify the first_probe_port, controller and spooler ports.
first_probe_port = 48204
controller_port = 48200
spooler_port = 48201
Step 1) Folder level copy of Nimsoft robot installation directory
Step 2) Remove niscache files
- Delete all files in nimsoft/niscache directory
Step 3) Modify robot.cfg
Step 4) nimsoft/bin – nimbus.exe –servicename Nimsoft –install
Thanks Bryan. I also found this article on the cusomter portal which was a great guide.
Would anyone know, when having multiple robots on the same box, can one robot report/communicate to one NMS domain and the other instance talk to another Nimsoft Domain running elsewhere if the firewall ports and everything are open?
Yes, that would be possible.
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