Installing the core components on a Linux system

This portion of the installation process installs the core product components on a Linux server. Following installation of the core components, you can either configure policies to deploy agents your systems to monitor, or you can deploy the agents and configure them at a later time.

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Installation process that uses policies to deploy agents

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Installation process where agent configuration occurs after agent deployment

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Before you begin

To install on Linux using the graphical U/I

Starting the installation program from the DVD

  1. Log in as the TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor user.
  2. Insert the TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor DVD in your drive.
  3. Mount the DVD and change to that directory.
    The setup program is OSname/install.bin (for instance, /cdrom/Disk1/InstData/Linux/VM/install.bin).
    On some systems, you must start the install.bin program with an explicit shell command, such as: sh /cdrom/Disk1/InstData/Linux/VM/install.bin.
  4. Use the values that you entered in your installation worksheet to complete the installation.

Starting the installation program from downloaded installation files

  1. Log in as the TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor user.
  2. Unzip the installation image to a location of your choice.
  3. Change to the image directory (where you unzipped your installation).
  4. Enter: Disk1/InstData/PLATFORM/VM/install.bin.
  5. Use the values that you entered in your installation worksheet to complete the installation.

To install on Linux using a non-graphical terminal

Starting the installation program from the DVD

  1. Log in as the TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor user.
  2. Mount your DVD and use an absolute path to the setup program. Do not change directories to the mounted device.
  3. Enter: /cdrom/Disk1/InstData/PLATFORM/VM/install.bin –i console.
  4. Use the values that you entered in your installation worksheet to complete the installation.

Starting the installation program from downloaded installation files

  1. Log in as the TrueSight Middleware and Transaction Monitor user.
  2. Unzip the installation image to a location of your choice.
  3. Change to the image directory (where you unzipped your installation).
  4. Enter: Disk1/InstData/PLATFORM/VM/install.bin -i console
  5. Use the values that you entered in your installation worksheet to complete the installation.

To install on Linux using the installation wizard

  1. To start the installation wizard, enter install.bin

    Tip

    To ensure that you enter the company name as it appears on the execution key, copy and paste it into the text box in the installation wizard.

    If you enter your company name or execution key incorrectly, you cannot login to the TMTM Application Service.

  2. Use the values that you entered in your installation worksheet to complete the installation.

Where to go from here

Complete the post-installation and configuration tasks. When using Active Directory to authenticate users, configure the Active Directory security mode with the Security Configuration tool before completing the post-installation and configuration tasks.

Troubleshooting the installation

If you enter your company name or execution key incorrectly, you cannot login to the TMTM Application Service. To resolve this problem, complete the following steps:

  1. Run the execkey.sh file (from the InstallDir on the computer with the TMTM Application Service). 
  2. Type or paste the correct information, and click Save to update your changes. 
  3. Restart the services.
Tuning Recommendation

For large scale deployments (for example, hundreds of thousands of monitored objects or thousands of agents), it is recommended that the following environment variable should be set in .bashrc for the Linux user under which the product’s services run:

export MALLOC_ARENA_MAX=4

This setting reduces the total amount of RAM used by around 7-12% and also reduces stress on the swap file.

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