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Foglight Agent Manager 5.8.5.7 - Foglight Agent Manager Guide

Configuring the embedded Agent Manager Installing external Agent Managers
Understanding how the Agent Manager communicates with the Management Server Deploying the Agent Manager cartridge Downloading the Agent Manager installer Installing the Agent Manager Starting or stopping the Agent Manager process Frequently asked questions
Configuring the Agent Manager Advanced system configuration and troubleshooting
Configuring Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Configuring Windows Remote Management (WinRM) UNIX- and Linux-specific configuration
Monitoring the Agent Manager performance Deploying the Agent Manager to large-scale environments

Installing external Agent Managers


A Foglight agent is a component hosted by the Agent Manager that:

Understanding how the Agent Manager communicates with the Management Server

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Installing external Agent Managers : Understanding how the Agent Manager communicates with the Management Server

Embedded Agent Managers always open a private concentrator port that is restricted to connections from localhost only. This automatically enables reverse connections without requiring any configuration.
By default, the Agent Manager installer uses the system-defined temporary directory (for example, /tmp or C:\TEMP) to unpack and execute the files required during installation. In some cases, such as when /tmp is mounted noexec, you may need to specify an alternate temporary location. To override the default temporary installation location, simply set the TMP, TEMP, or TMPDIR environment variable to point to a different location.

Syntax conventions

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[option1|option2] is used in file names at points where you must type, select, or otherwise specify one of multiple options. For example, FglAM‑[all|<platform>]‑<version>.car might be used in a step where you need to choose between the file FglAM‑all‑<version>.car or the file FglAM‑<platform>‑<version>.car.
<platform> represents the appropriate name for your platform. For example, FglAM‑linux‑x86_64‑<version>.car, for a 64-bit Linux® platform. For more information, see Downloading the Agent Manager installer.
<version> represents the version number of the Agent Manager that you are installing. For example, FglAM‑<platform>‑5_8_5_5.car.

Deploying the Agent Manager cartridge

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Installing external Agent Managers : Deploying the Agent Manager cartridge

Several types of Agent Manager cartridges are available in the FoglightClient‑FglAM‑<version> folder in the Server directory on Disk1 of your Foglight installation media or for download from our Support Portal.
The cartridge file FglAM-all-<version>.car contains Agent Manager installers for all supported platforms. Deploy this cartridge if you plan to install the Agent Manager on multiple platforms in your environment.
The cartridge files FglAM-<platform>-<version>.car contain platform-specific Agent Manager installers. Deploy a platform-specific cartridge if you do not plan to install the Agent Manager on more than one platform in your environment. Consult the table below for the appropriate installer name for your platform.
The cartridge file FglAM-patch-<version>.car can only be used to upgrade certain versions of the Agent Manager to the current version; it cannot be used for a new install. See the Foglight Upgrade Guide for more information.
IBM® AIX®
Microsoft® Windows®
Oracle® Oracle Solaris®
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Navigate to the Cartridge Inventory dashboard (Dashboards > Administration > Cartridges > Cartridge Inventory).
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On the Installed Cartridges tab, click Install Cartridge.
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In the Install Cartridge dialog box, click Browse to navigate to and select the appropriate FglAM‑[all|<platform>]‑<version>.car file.
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Ensure that the Enable on Install check box is selected.
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Click Install Cartridge.
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