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Foglight Agent Manager 5.9.3 - 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

Example: Deploying the Agent Manager to multiple UNIX hosts

If you are planning to deploy the Agent Manager to multiple UNIX® hosts, you can simplify the process by creating a deployment script that downloads installers, installs, and starts the Agent Manager on these hosts.

This section provides an example of this type of script and suggestions for customizing it to suit your environment.

Working with this example

This example is based on using the Wget network utility to download Management Server installers, providing a specific set of configuration options with the Agent Manager silent installer command, and using passwords to log in to remote hosts over SSH.

However, you could instead create a script that works with any file-retrieval tool that downloads content using HTTP, such as cURL or a Perl script that uses the LWP::Simple interface.

Additionally, if you require non-default silent installer parameters, such as those used to connect to the Management Server through a proxy, you could edit the parameters used when invoking the Agent Manager silent installer to suit your environment. See Using Agent Manager silent installer Parameters for more information.

The end of the example, Part 5: Run the script , describes using one type of login method (passwords) for connecting to remote machines using SSH. However, if you have private keys configured in your environment, you might encounter different scenarios when establishing an SSH connection, which are described in Part 5: Run the script .

You are a Foglight® administrator who is familiar with configuring the Agent Manager

Before you begin

This example deployment script is designed to use a specific set of tools and protocols and depends on certain settings being configured in your environment.

If you decide to follow this example to create your own deployment script, you need to perform certain steps before you begin:

See for more information about Wget.
Ensure that the remote hosts to which you are deploying the Agent Manager have enough space in the /tmp directory for the installer to be downloaded to that location.

Remember that you do not need to follow all parts of the example as described. For example, if you create a script, you might choose to use cURL instead of Wget to retrieve the Agent Manager installers.

Example: Creating and running an Agent Manager deployment script

This section outlines the creation and use of an example deployment script and contains suggestions for customizing this type of script to suit your environment.

If you create your own script by following this example, you can use it to install and run the Agent Manager on the hosts you specify.

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