The section below describes basic options for running the Agent Manager. See the Command-Line Reference Guide for additional options that you can use with the fglam command.The Agent Manager should be installed in a directory that is local to the system. It should also run using a local account, not a network or domain account. This should also include a local user home directory. Because the Agent Manager monitors and detects problems such as network and disk failures, having the Agent Manager installed in a local directory and running it as a local user makes the Agent Manager more resistant to failures in those services and better able to detect and report those failures. Otherwise, having the Agent Manager installed on a network drive, could cause the Agent Manager to lock itself when the network drive fails, preventing this failure from being reported.In a default installation, the Agent Manager is installed as a Windows service or a Unix daemon, this process starts immediately after the installation. You can override this default behavior by using the --no-start-on-exit option. For more information, see .
• Navigate to the bin directory of an Agent Manager installation and run the fglam executable.For complete information about the fglam command and the available command-line options, see the Command-Line Reference Guide.
• Navigate to the bin directory of an Agent Manager installation and issue the fglam executable with the --stop option:
1 Follow the instructions in . See for more information about this script.
2 Navigate to the location in which the init.d script dell-fglam was installed. See for more information.
• To start the Agent Manager daemon, run the dell-fglam script with the start option. For example (on Linux):
• To stop the Agent Manager daemon, run the dell-fglam script with the stop option. For example (on Linux):
/etc/init.d/dell-fglam stopTo run the Agent Manager as a Windows® service:
2 Launch a command-line window on the Agent Manager machine and navigate to the <fglam_home>/bin directory.
• To start the Foglight Agent Manager service, run fglam.exe with the ‑‑start‑service option:
• To stop the Foglight Agent Manager service, run fglam.exe with the --stop option:
• On Windows® operating systems, the process name is fglam.exe.
• On AIX®, HP-UX, and Linux® operating systems, the process name is Foglight <version>: FoglightAgentManager [Daemon] on <machine_name>.
• On Oracle Solaris® operating systems, the process name is <absolute-path-to-$FGLAM_HOME>/fglam [--daemon].
The Agent Manager determines a unique ID for each system on which it runs, and includes that ID with the data submission from each agent. On some Linux® systems, however, the Agent Manager may be unable to determine a unique system ID. In such cases, the Agent Manager does not return any system ID in the data submission.
Consult the Foglight Upgrade Guide for detailed upgrade instructions.