Install agents in silent mode on UNIX/Linux

This topic provides instructions for configuring and installing a Deployment Automation agent in silent mode on UNIX/Linux platforms.

Note: Silent mode installation is available for Linux, AIX, and Solaris SPARC systems. For other UNIX platforms, run a command-prompt installation. See Install agents from a command prompt.

Install an agent in silent mode on UNIX/Linux

Note: UNIX installers are 32-bit applications, and 64-bit systems may not support them by default. Before running the installer on a 64-bit Linux system, ensure that the following are installed:

  • Motif: Usually available by default
  • 32-bit compatibility libraries: C/C++ runtime

To install an agent in silent mode on UNIX/Linux:

  1. Download the agent installer for your platform.

  2. Create an options file and save it as optionsFile.txt. For details, see Agent silent installation options.

    Note: Make sure that the options file is in ANSI format. The agent installer does not support UTF.

  3. From a command prompt, run this command:

    MicroFocusDA-agent.bin –silent –options optionsFile.txt

    where optionsFile.txt is the options file you created in step 2.

After you install agents, continue with the next steps in the Installation checklist.

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Agent silent installation options

The following table describes the agent silent installation options in an optionsFile.txt file for UNIX/Linux.

Option Description
-P installLocation
The target location for installing the agent.
-V IS_DESTINATION
The target location for installing the agent.
-V AgentName
Name of the agent. You can also specify properties that are resolved dynamically on the server. For details, see Dynamically register agents.
-V UseRelayYes
To use an agent relay, set this option to true. Otherwise, set it to false.
-V RelayHost
(Required only if -V UseRelayYes="true" is specified) The host name of the agent relay to be used.
-V RelayPort
(Required only if -V UseRelayYes="true" is specified) The port number of the agent relay to be used.
-V RelayProxyPort
(Required only if -V UseRelayYes="true" is specified) The proxy port number of the agent relay.
-V ServerHost
(Required if -V RelayPortYes="false") The host name of the DA server.
-V ServerPort
(Required if -V UseRelayYes="false") The port number of the DA server.
-V ServerMutAuth
To use mutual authentication with the server, set this option to true. Otherwise, set it to false. For more information, see Configure SSL mutual authentication.
-V JreNew

To install a new JRE together with the agent, set this option to true. Otherwise, set it to false.

Note: For an HP-UX or Solaris agent, you must set this option to false. Download and install the HP-UX or Solaris JRE separately before installing the agent.

-V JreInstallLoc
(Required if -V JreNew="false") Specify the location of a pre-existing JRE for the agent.

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Examples of silent installation settings in an options file

Use the following examples of the optionsFile.txt settings to configure agent silent installation on UNIX/Linux.

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