To install the BMC Synthetic Transaction Execution Adapter (TEA) Agent for monitoring of synthetic transactions, you can use a silent (unattended) installation, as described in this topic, or an installation wizard.
The following topics describe how to set up and run a silent installation:
You can run the installation utility more than once to install more than one TEA Agent on a single computer. Each agent must have a unique name and a separate installation directory.
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
apm_console_password property as follows:
Run the following command, entering your password for the value of the
If the password contains special characters, enclose the value in quotation marks (for example,
If you want to install more than one TEA Agent on the same computer, you must run the installation more than once. Each run must have a unique
tea_service_name and a separate
Perform one of the following:
tea_service_nameparameter and set the
trueto generate a unique name for each agent automatically.
Each TEA Agent name must be unique in the synthetic transaction monitoring system.
Enter or edit the values for the following properties.
For a description of the properties, see Performing the TEA Agent installation.
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||Proxy server type for connecting to the portal, if applicable. Possible values:|
From the directory where the installer file is stored, open a command prompt and run the silent installation 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.