To migrate the BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter (TEA) Agent, you can use a silent (unattended) installation, as described in this topic, or the installation wizard.
The following topics describe how to set up and run a silent migration:
The migration procedure uses the same wizard as the installation. When migrating, you must make sure that the
tea_service_name match the existing values of your TEA Agent installation.
You can run the installation wizard to migrate more than one TEA Agent on a single computer. For each agent you must supply the specific agent installation directory and the unique agent name.
Multiple versions of TEA Agents are not supported on the same computer. Make sure to migrate all of them to the latest version.
The Maintenance Tool enables you to encrypt a password. You must use encrypted passwords when you define properties for the silent installation so that the passwords are not exposed in the TEAAgent-silent-option.txt file.
You can run the Maintenance Tool in a GUI or from the command line.
Copy and paste the value from the Encrypted Password field to the TEAAgent-silent-option.txt file for your silent installation.
For example, if the encrypted password output is DES\:d70cbe3669602717ce66af37cce7ecf0, modify the
archive_password property as follows:
-confirm_passwordoptions. If the password contains special characters, enclose the value in quotation marks (for example,
TEAAgentMaintenanceTool.cmd -silent -encrypt -encrypt -password="<password>" -confirm_password="<password>"
If you want to migrate more than one TEA Agent on the same computer, you must run the installation more than once. For each run, make sure that the
tea_service_name match the existing values of your TEA Agent installations.
From the Disk1 directory, open the TEAAgent-silent-option.txt file, the options file provided with the product installer.
Make sure that installation directory path that you enter in
installLocation matches the value for your existing TEA Agent installation.
Enter a name for the
tea_service_name. Make sure that the value for
tea_service_name that you enter matches the existing value of your existing TEA Agent installation. If you don't know the name of your TEA Agent or if it was automatically generated, you can retrieve the value from the agent_configuration.xml file in the installation directory\TEAAgent\WorkingFolder\Conf directory.
Make sure that the
auto_generated_tea_service_name parameter is set to
Enter or edit the values for the following properties. See descriptions below:
Ensure that all passwords are encrypted, as described above.
Agent Group Name
Agent Group name to which the Agent will be associated.
Password to extract data from archived files in the execution logs.
When a TEA Agent executes an Execution Plan, a local results file and related files are archived in a secure zip file that is protected with this password. The password uses Triple-DES encryption in ECB mode (DES_ecb3_encrypt).
Note: You can set a different results archive password for each TEA Agent, or use the same password.
|Archive Confirm Password||Enter the password again.|
Portal Host Name
|Host name or IP address of the App Visibility Portal computer|
|Port number for the App Visibility Portal|
The default port is 8100.
|Proxy Host Name||Host name or IP address of the proxy server your agent uses to communicate.|
|Proxy Port||Port number of the proxy server your agent uses to communicate.|
|Proxy Type||If you are connecting to the Portal using a proxy server, this sets the type of proxy server. Possible values are as follows:|
From the directory where the installer file is stored, open a command prompt and run the silent migration using the following command:
The <filePath> is the full location of the options file.
After you install the BMC Transaction Execution Adapter Agent, the service automatically starts and the Agent is automatically registered by the Presentation Server. The Agent is ready to receive configuration information.