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Metalogix Content Matrix 9.6 - SharePoint Edition User Guide

Introduction Activating the License Key Selecting the SQL Database You Want to Connect to Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Connecting and Migrating Account Requirements Multilingual Support Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for a Migration How Content Matrix Handles Various SharePoint Components
Team Site to Modern Team Site Migration SharePoint Sites to Modern Communication Site Migration Promotion of First Level Subsites to Site Collections MySite Migration "Share With" Metadata and "Sharing Links" Access Permissions Migration Records Center to SharePoint Online Migration Using the Import Pipeline Master Page Migration List Template Gallery Migration Content Types Migration Document Version and Checked Out File Limitations Ghosted and Un-Ghosted Page Migration Document Set Migration Navigation Migration Classic Web Parts Migration Site Theme Preservation Site Feature Migration Managed Metadata Migration Users and Permissions Migration BCS/BDC Data Migration OneNote Notebooks Migration Customized Form Pages Migration InfoPath Forms Migration SharePoint Workflow Migration Nintex Workflows and Forms Migration StoragePoint Content Migration Link Correction
Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Job Copying SharePoint Objects as a Separate Action Configuring Hub Sites Incremental Migration Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Adding PowerShell Snap-Ins for the Application Framework Content Matrix PowerShell Commandlet List
Metalogix.System.Commands Metalogix.SharePoint.Commands Metalogix.Jobs.Reporting.Commands Metalogix.SharePoint.Migration.Commands
Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Configuring Content Matrix for Distributed Migration Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Configuring Agents by Entering Arguments Manually

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Configuring Agents by Entering Arguments Manually

As an alternative to using the Command Prompt interface to configure the Agent Service, you can enter arguments manually from a Command Prompt.

To copy the Agent Service installation files to the agent machine:

1.Copy the ContentMatrixAgentService_[version].zip file from the Content Matrix download folder and extract the files (the recommended location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Metalogix\Agent Service).

2.Open a Command Prompt using the Run as Administrator option.

3.Change the directory to point to the location containing the Agent Service files.

Command Prompt Agent Service

To generate a self-signed certificate for agents manually:

NOTE: Create the certificate for the first agent only, then copy that certificate to additional agent machines.  Make sure that the folder into which you are generating the certificate already exists.

At the command prompt, use following command to generate a certificate:

Metalogix.Agent.exe --generateCertificate <certificateName> --certificatePassword <certificatePassword> --path <certificatePath>

 

EXAMPLE:

Metalogix.Agent.exe --generateCertificate ContentMatrixAgentCertificate --certificatePassword certPass --path "C:\Content Matrix Certificates"

 

NOTES:  

·When generating a certificate, there is no need to enter the file extension as it will be ignored.

·It is necessary to use double quotation marks (" ") to enclose:

§a password that contains special characters

§a file path that contains spaces (as shown in the example above).

To install the Metalogix Agent Service manually:

NOTE:  If you have already created a self-signed certificate on the first agent, make sure it is copied to the other agent(s) before performing this procedure .

At the command prompt, use following command:

Metalogix.Agent.exe -i --user <domain\username> --password <password> --certificatePath <certificatePath>\<certificateName.FileExtension> --certificatePassword <certificatePassword>

 

EXAMPLE:  

Metalogix.Agent.exe -i --user metalogix\Administrator --password userPass# --CertificatePath "C:\Content Matrix Certificates\ContentMatrixAgentCertificate.pfx" --certificatePassword certPass

 

NOTE:  It is necessary to use double quotation marks (" ") to enclose:

·a password that contains special characters

·a file path that contains spaces (as shown in the example above).

To Start the Metalogix Agent Service:

1.Navigate to Administrative Tools > Services > Metalogix Agent Service.

2.Right-click and choose Start.

Managing Agents

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Managing Agents

From any agent machine, you view, refresh and disable/enable agents.

NOTE:  All agents connecting to the same Distributed Database must have the same version of Content Matrix installed.

To open the Manage Agents dialog:

From the Metalogix Content Matrix Console ribbon, choose Connection > Manage Agents.

NOTE:  If the machine is not connected to a configured Distributed Database, Manage options will be disabled.

Manage Agents Dialog

The Manage Agents dialog presents a toolbar with the following options:

·View Agent - Displays more information about a selected agent such as log history, and other pertinent information.

Agent Details

·Refresh - Displays the most recent status of a selected agent.

·Enable/Disable Agent  - Allows/prevents the agent from pulling migration jobs from the Distributed Database.

NOTE:  If you want to uninstall the agent completely, use the procedure for Uninstalling a Distributed Migration Agent.

·Agent Support Zip - Generates a zip file containing logs that can be sent to Quest Support for troubleshooting.

Generating an Agent Support Zip File

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Generating an Agent Support Zip File

From the Manage Agents dialog, you can generate a zip file to send to Quest Support for troubleshooting purposes.

The contents of the zip file will vary, depending on which agent is selected in the grid.

If the agent selected in the grid is ...

Then ...

the local machine

the zip file will contain two files:

·Distributed Database logs for the agent (AgentServiceDBLogs.txt)

AND

·event log entries for the local agent (AgentServiceEventLogs.txt).

a remote machine

the zip file will contain the Distributed Database logs file for the agent (AgentServiceDBLogs.txt) only.

If you want to provide event logs for a remote agent, you will need to log onto that machine and generate a Support zip file from there.

To generate an Agent Support zip file:

1.Make sure the appropriate agent is selected in the grid.

2.From the Manage Agents toolbar, select Agent Support Zip and save the zip file to the desired location.

Send any zip files you generate to Quest Support.

Uninstalling an Agent

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Uninstalling an Agent

To uninstall an agent:

1.Log into the machine using an Administrator account.

2.Either:

·navigate to the Agent Services folder and double-click Metalogix.Agent.exe

OR

·open a Command Prompt and change the directory to point to Metalogix.Agent.exe.

Command Prompt Agent Service

3.Select Uninstall the Metalogix Agent Service.

4.After uninstalling the Agent Service, uninstall the Content Matrix Console.

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