Agent installation

This section provides instructions and considerations for installing Deployment Automation agents.

Install at least one agent for a basic installation. Use one of the following methods to install agents on supported operating systems:

Interactive installation See Install agents with the interactive installer.
Silent-mode installation For Windows, see Install agents in silent mode on Windows.
For UNIX/Linux, see Install agents in silent mode on UNIX/Linux.
Command-prompt installation See Install agents from a command prompt.

Caution: For Windows, the agent installer uses a standard distribution technique of the JRE that redistributes the Java runtime files in accordance with Java standards. This creates a private JRE instance that will not interfere with other Java applications that are installed.

However, if you create references to the Java files that are installed by the agent, or if you interfere with the agent's private installation directory, you may corrupt other existing Java applications on the host machine.

Note: For Solaris, download and install a Solaris JRE 8 before running the agent installer. To run the installer, specify the path to the JRE:
MicroFocusDA-agent.bin -is:javahome <path to local JRE>

Multiple agents on multiple machines

If you plan to run deployments on several machines, a separate agent with a unique name should be installed on each machine. If, for example, your testing environment consists of three machines, install an agent on each one. Follow the same procedure for each environment the application uses.

Multiple agents on one machine

If you plan to install multiple agents on a single machine, make sure that all names are unique: installation directory name, agent name, and service name, if running the agent as a service.

Installing agents remotely

For UNIX environments, you can install agents remotely through the user interface. See (UNIX) Install agents remotely.

Upgrading agents

Agents are upgraded through the user interface. For details, see Upgrade agents.

Uninstalling agents

For details on how to uninstall agents on Windows and UNIX/Linux, see Upgrade agents.

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