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DodRocket
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Starting Agent

Hi!

I was wondering if the HQ Agent starts automatically when you restart a machine.
If yes, how it can be done?

Cheers.
dodRocket
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bjchip_hyperic
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Enthusiast

It is/can-be automated..

On Windows it gets set up as a service using the tanuki service wrapper. It starts automatically.

Linux or any *ix can always set something up as a service, but you need to know a sysadmin.

http://pthree.org/2008/02/26/managing-services-in-ubuntu-part-i-an-introduction-to-runlevels/
(general)

http://opensolaris.org/os/community/smf/ (solaris)

This is easy for us, but it is nothing you want to be learning to do yourself unless you LIKE being a sys-admin.

I don't know if they have a script to set this up but I wouldn't be surprised if they have something I haven't seen. Tanuki can be used in the *ix environment too.

respectfully
BJ
Boris59
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Enthusiast

Hi, dodRocket.

It depends on the operating system the agent runs on. In case of Windows
you just have to follow the official install instructions at

http://support.hyperic.com/display/DOC/Installing+an+Agent-Only+Package

For Linux I posted a tutorial in the forums, see

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1935898#1935898

HTH.

Cheers, Bjoern

DodRocket schrieb:
> Hi!
>
> I was wondering if the HQ Agent starts automatically when you restart a machine.
> If yes, how it can be done?
>
> Cheers.
> dodRocket
>

DodRocket
Contributor
Contributor

Thanks a lot

Cheers

dodRocket
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excowboy
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Virtuoso

Hi,

the rpm Agent packages comes with a init script and there is also a guide for Debian based systems available:

http://support.hyperic.com/display/hypcomm/Debian+Init+Scripts

Cheers,
Mirko
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