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Rolling out client agents in a cloud environment

Before you begin

Before you continue with the following procedure, ensure that you have at least one relay installed. For instructions, see Rolling out relay agents in a cloud environment.

To roll out client agents in a cloud environment

  1. Select Wizards > Agent Rollout .
    The Core Setup Configuration window appears.
  2. Check the Configure the relay selection or use master otherwise box to select a specific relay for the rollout targets.
  3. If you want to schedule the rollout at a specific date and time check the Configure a custom schedule for this rollout (default is one immediate execution) box. Otherwise it is rolled out with the default schedule, only once immediately.
  4. Click Next.
    The General Parameters window appears on the screen.
  5. Enter a name for the new rollout in the Name field, for example, Windows 32 Bit Clients.
  6. Enter the name for the rollout package executable that will be created into the Auto-extractable Name field, for example, win32clientagent12.exe for a Windows 32-bit client rollout.
  7. Select the operating system group to which the agent is to be rolled out from the list of the Operating System field.
  8. Click Next.
    The Communication window appears.
  9. To find the relay click Select a device  next to the Parent Name box.
  10. Click All .
  11. Select the desired parent device from the list that appears and click OK.
  12. Click Next.
    The Targets & Accounts window appears.
  13. Click Select a device .
  14. Select the desired group that contains the client rollout targets of the defined operating system type in the Available Objects box.
  15. To select individual devices instead of a group click All  on the left bar and select your devices from the list that appears.
  16. Click OK to add the group and close the window.
  17. Click Add Administrator .
  18. Enter the required data for the account login into the respective boxes.
  19. To add a new account, click Add Administrator .
    The Properties dialog box appears on the screen.
  20. Enter the following data for a new account login into the respective boxes:
    1. Enter the name of the domain to which the rollout is going into the Administrator Domain field. If the rollout is going to all domains, you can use an asterisk (*).
    2. Enter the login name of the administrator whose account the rollout uses to log on to the remote target to install the agent into the Login field.

      If you are not sure that your local administrator login has the same passwords for all targets, use the domain logon. For domain logons to work correctly, the necessary domain trust relationships must already were set up between the different domain controllers.

    3. Enter the password of the previously entered admin into the Password field. For security reasons the passwords will only be displayed in the form of asterisks (*).
    4. Confirm the previously entered the password into this field.
    5. Click OK to confirm the new account and add it.
      It will now be shown in the preceding list.
  21. Click Verify Rollout to ensure that the entered account data is correct.
  22. Click OK and then Finish.
  23. In the Confirmation dialog box, select the Go to Rollout radio button to change the focus of the console window to the new rollout.
  24. Click Yes to confirm the immediate activation.
    The focus of the console is now switched to the the Assigned Schedule tab of the newly created rollout. Here you can follow the general progress of the relay rollout assignment. If you did not check the Go to Rollout box at the end of the wizard select the newly created rollout in the left tree hierarchy and then its Servers subnode.
  25. When the status value displays Executing , select the Targets tab to follow progress of each individual target through the Status column (initial status is Initial and the final status should be Installed).

Your first client rollout is now completed and your installed base is large enough to execute any other operation. To install all remaining clients in your network repeat this procedure for all other target device groups.

Where to go from here

Your next step should be to familiarize yourself with the console and its objects and functionalities. You can find information on this in the Using section, starting with Accessing and navigating the BMC Client Management console.

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