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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

Configuring the embedded Agent Manager


This guide provides instructions for installing, configuring, and starting the Foglight Agent Manager. Before you begin, refer to the Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide, and the Foglight Installation and Setup Guide set.
This guide provides installation instructions for both Windows® and UNIX® operating systems. Commands are listed separately for each OS. Generic examples follow the UNIX path structure that uses forward slashes '/' to separate directories; substitute the back slash where necessary for your operating system.

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Getting started

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An instance of the Foglight Agent Manager is automatically installed with new installations of the Foglight Management Server. This embedded Agent Manager instance runs on the Management Server machine. You can deploy agents to the embedded Agent Manager if you want to monitor the machine on which the Management Server runs.
If you are running the Management Server as a Windows® service, the embedded Agent Manager continues to run when you log out of the machine on which the embedded Agent Manager and the Management Server are running.
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On the Management Server machine, open <foglight_home>/config/server.config for editing.
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Set the parameter server.fglam.embedded to the desired value:
To disable the embedded Agent Manager, set server.fglam.embedded to false.
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Save your changes to the server.config file.

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Interacting with the embedded Agent Manager

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Configuring the embedded Agent Manager : Interacting with the embedded Agent Manager

IMPORTANT: On UNIX® platforms, if you attempt to run the installation interface, and the DISPLAY environment variable is not set on the machine, the Agent Manager defaults to the command-line interface.

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Automatic configuration of the Management Server host name and port number

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Configuring the embedded Agent Manager : Interacting with the embedded Agent Manager : Automatic configuration of the Management Server host name and port number


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