Install an Agent-Only Package

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This page has instructions for performing a fresh agent installation from an agent-only archive — they correspond to the Install the Agent task in Step 4 - Set Up the Hyperic Agent step of the Hyperic Installation and Startup Process. Before installing the agent, review the agent setup instructions make sure that you have performed prerequisite steps appropriate for your environment, such as SSL setup and JRE configuration.

If you have multiple agents to install, see Install Hyperic Agents in Volume.

Install from Agent Tarball

On non-Windows systems, the Hyperic Agent is automatically installed as a daemon.

  1. Create a directory for the Hyperic Agent.

  2. Unpack the tarball into the agent directory.

    • Starting the agent will run it as a daemon process.

      Unpack Tarballs with GNU Tar Only

      Use GNU Tar to unpacking Hyperic tarballs. Use of proprietary Unix Tar utilities will result in warnings. GNU Tar is available at http://www.gnu.org

After installing the agent, proceed to the next step in Step 4 - Set Up the Hyperic Agent.

Install from Agent Zip Archive

To install the Hyperic Agent as a Windows Service on a Windows system:

  1. Create a directory for the Hyperic Agent.

  2. Unpack the archive into the agent directory.

After installing the agent, proceed to the next step in Step 4 - Set Up the Hyperic Agent.