This topic provides the instructions for installing the standalone Collection Agent:
Ensure that you have completed the tasks in Preparing for installing the standalone Collection Agent.
Locate the following standalone Collection Agent installation package by navigating to the %BMC_ITDA_HOME%\utilities\ location.
Copy the standalone Collection Agent installation package to the target host and unzip it.
Provide the following details:
Name to identify the Collection Agent.
By default, the value displays the target host name prefixed with collection-agent_. For example, collection-agent_Host1.bmc.com.
The same name is displayed in the Collection Host list while creating a data collector. Therefore, BMC recommends you to not change the prefix so that the Collection Agent is easily identifiable from the Collection Host list.
|Collection Station Details|
|Station Protocol||Select one of the following options depending on whether you want to use a secured connection between the Collection Station and the Collection Agent.|
To be able to select HTTPS, you must have already configured a secured connection between the Collection Station and the Collection Agent. For more information, see Enabling security for the Collection Station.
Host name of the Collection Station with which the Collection Agent must connect.
|Station Port||The HTTP service bind port number that the Collection Agent must use to connect with the Collection Station. |
To exit the installation program, click Done.
By default, the following environment variable pointing to the standalone Collection Agent installation path is automatically set:
The same environment variables are set when you install the standalone Collection Agent and the IT Data Analytics product.
If you install the standalone Collection Agent on the same computer where you have installed the IT Data Analytics product (but in a different location), the preceding variables are updated to point to the standalone Collection Agent instead of the IT Data Analytics product.
This information is applicable only if you performed the installation without root privileges on a Linux host.
If you restart the standalone Collection Agent any time after installation, the service associated with the standalone Collection Agent does not start automatically. To enable this, you need to perform the following steps:
ln -s $BMC_ITDA_AGENT_PATH/agent/services/bin/collection_agent collection_agent
Run the following command:
chkconfig --add collection_agent