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Installing Agents

This chapter contains the following sections:

vFoglight Agents ........................................................................................................................102

Agent Installers ..........................................................................................................................102

Remote Agent Installation .........................................................................................................103

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vFoglight Agents

A cartridge may include one or more executable vFoglight agent installers. These agent installers included in a cartridge are listed on the Components for Download page of the

Cartridges area in the vFoglight Administration Module (select Administration >

Cartridges > Components for Download from the navigation panel on the left side of the vFoglight interface). Agents must be installed on all of the machines you want to monitor. For agents that are installed on the monitored host you need to install and configure the vFoglight Agent Manager.

Note vFoglight 4-converted agents create two processes of themselves when activated by the vFoglight Agent Manager

Caution If there is a difference between the time on the machine hosting the vFoglight

Management Server and the machine on which an agent is running, then the

Management Server discards all of the observed values for that agent.

The following are examples of problems that may arise as a result of time differences:

• If the Daylight Savings Time patch has not been applied on the agent machine, but the time was moved ahead manually, the vFoglight Management Server discards the data sent to it by the agent.

• If the Daylight Savings Time patch is applied after the agent is installed, the vFoglight

Management Server discards the data sent to it by the agent.

Agent Installers

Agents that depend on the vFoglight Agent Manager are installed using the remote

installation procedure. See “ Remote Agent Installation ” on page 103 and the

Administration and Configuration Guide .

Some cartridges include one or more executable agent installers. The agent installers that are available for download are listed on the Components for Download page of the

Cartridges area. You can use the controls on this page to download agent installers from the vFoglight Management Server to a remote machine.

To download an agent installer:

1 Select Administration > Cartridges > Components for Download from the navigation panel on the left side of the vFoglight interface. The Components for

Download page appears.

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Click the name of the installer that you want to download.

Follow the on-screen instructions for each step of the installation process and specify the appropriate installation options.

Note For agents that are installed individually, you have to run the agent installer executable and setup the agent on each machine you want to monitor with that type of agent.

The vFoglight Agent Manager defines agents with their Agent Package name. When displayed in the Create Agent dialog, the agent names are prepended with the cartridge name.

Depending on the type of agent that you installed, you may need to edit its properties to configure it for the part of your environment that you want to monitor. For information about agent properties, see the Administration and Configuration Guide and the User

Guide for the cartridge with which the agent was included.

Remote Agent Installation

You can install vFoglight agents on any remote host on which vFoglight Agent Manager has been installed. See the chapter “Installing and Running the vFoglight Agent

Manager (FglAM)” for instructions on installing vFoglight Agent Manager.

For more information about remote agent installation, see the Administration and

Configuration Guide .

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