# Agent installation options

This topic describes the options you need to configure when installing a Deployment Automation agent.

In the agent installation wizard panels, specify the options as described in the following table. Where Windows and UNIX/Linux options differ, platform-specific information is provided.

Option Description
Install Deployment Automation Agent to Specify the location for installing the agent, for example:

Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Deployment Automation Agent
UNIX/Linux: /opt/Micro \ Focus/Deployment Automation Agent
Agent Name Specify a unique name for the agent.
Server Agent Communication to use Mutual Authentication with SSL Select this option to use mutual authentication with the server. For more information, see Configure SSL mutual authentication.
Will the agent connect to an agent relay instead of directly to the server? Select `Yes` to use an agent relay. Default: `No`.
Hostname or address If an agent relay is used, specify the hostname of the agent relay. Default: ```localhost ```
Agent Relay Communication Port If an agent relay is being used, specify the port number that will be used for JMS communication with the agent relay. Default: `7916`
HTTP Proxy Port If an agent relay is being used, specify the proxy port number of the agent relay for HTTP communication. Default: `20080`
Hostname or address If not using an agent relay, specify the hostname of the Deployment Automation server.
Agent Communication Port If not using an agent relay, specify the port number that will be used for JMS communication with the Deployment Automation server. Default: `7918`
Do you want to install the Agent as Windows service? For Windows installations, select `Yes` to create a Windows service for the agent.
Unique service name for the Agent If installing as a Windows service, specify the name to use for the service. Default: `DA-Agent`
Start the Agent service automatically

If installing as a Windows service, select this option to configure the Windows service to start automatically.

Note: The agent must be manually started by default, so you must select this if you want it to start automatically.

User account name for the service If installing as a Windows service, specify the log on user account name for the service. Default: `./localsystem`
User account password for the service If installing as a Windows service, specify the log on user account password for the Windows service. This is not required if you are using the local system account.
Install JRE

Select this to install a new JRE with the agent.

Note: If you are installing an HP-UX agent, this option is not available. You must download and install the HP-UX JRE separately before installing the agent.

Use Existing JRE Select this option to use an existing JRE with the agent.
Please specify the JAVA_HOME for the JRE If using an existing JRE, specify the location of a pre-existing JRE for the agent to use, for example:

Windows: C:\Program Files\Micro Focus\common\jre\8.0
UNIX/Linux: /opt/MicroFocus/common/jre

On Solaris, specify an existing JRE.