Install the Log Insight Linux Agent binary package by using the system terminal.

Upgrading BIN package is not officially supported. If you have an existing Log Insight Linux Agent installed using BIN package, uninstall it manually before installing a new version. Make a backup copy of the liagent.ini file located in /var/lib/loginsight-agent before uninstalling to keep the local configuration. See Uninstall the Log Insight Linux Agent bin package.

Download and copy the Log Insight Linux Agent .bin package to the target Linux machine.

Log in as root or use sudo to run console commands.

The Log Insight Linux Agent needs access to syslog and networking services to function.

1

Open a console and run the following command to change the .bin file to executable. Replace filename-version with the appropriate version.

 chmod +x filename-version.bin
2

Install the agent by running the following command. Replace filename-version with the appropriate version.

 ./filename-version.bin
Note

To set the target vRealize Log Insight server during installation run the following command replacing hostname with the IP address or hostname of the vRealize Log Insight server.

sudo SERVERHOST=hostname ./filename-version.bin
3

(Optional) To run the Log Insight Linux Agent as a non root user run the following command.

sudo LIAGENTUSER=liagent ./filename-version.bin

If the specified user does not exist, the Log Insight Linux Agent creates the user account during the installation. The created account is not deleted after uninstallation. If you install the Log Insight Linux Agent with LIAGENTUSER=non_root_user parameter and try to upgrade with LIAGENTUSER=non_root_user2, it will cause a conflict and you will see warnings because non_root_user2 user does not have the permissions of the user non_root_user.