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Installing The Ns Agent For Mac


As of SMP 7.6, the NS Agent for Mac includes a native pkg file to install the agent. This method is in addition to the previous methods of installing the NS Agent for Mac using a bootstrap or the native package files. One purpose for providing a pkg installation file is to allow end users to install the agent without opening the Terminal.app. Most end users are already familiar with installing applications using a pkg file. Note that an end user must have an administrator type account on the mac client in order to install the NS Agent for Mac. The install process requires an administrator account in order to switch to the root user behind the scenes to perform the actual agent installation. Location of pkg-based installation files in the NS console and the NS file systemTo find the pkg installation page in the NS console:- Browse to Settings, All Settings, Agents/Plug-ins, Symantec Management Agent, Settings, Agent Install- Click on the tab labeled 'Install Agent for Unix, Linux and Mac'- In the section labeled 'Download Page URL for UNIX- Select 'Mac' as the platform- Allow the page to reload- Then, click the 'View page' link to see a popup window with a link to downlad the pkg and bootstrap files. - Click the '1. Download the Symantec Management Agent Installer open the contents.' link. (This creates a zip file containing all required files.)




Installing The Ns Agent For Mac



The combined zip file contains both the pkg file and the actual installation files. The pkg file is simply a wrapper to walk a user through the installation files and execute the install scripts. The 'Resources' directory within the zip file contains all the installation files plus a .aex-agent-install-config.xml file, which contains the name of the ns server that the agent should communicate with and other install settings from the console.


Note: Deleting the zip file, in the location shown below, and clicking the download link again, as shown above, will recreate the zip file with a new . aex-agent-install-config.xml file. This is useful in cases where agent installation settings have been changed. And, it is the only way to get the new installation settings into the NS Agent for Mac installation zip file.


The most efficient method of having end users install the agent is to provide them with the download link. The actual link is: =MacIf desired, the pkg and native files can be distributed to end users or to their machines using any available means including email, scp, Apple Remote Desktop, USB drive, etc. Other than downloading the installation files and starting the pkg installation, there are no additional requirements to use the pkg file to install the agent. This is in contrast to using the bootstrap which requires execution of the 'chmod' command before running the bootstrap from the Terminal.app. The bootstrap and native package installation processes continue as before. On the download popup page, click the link labeled 'Click to expand instructions to perform installation using bootstrap' to expand the page content and view the instructions for the bootstrap method.


Installing Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Mac 7.6 on the system.Starting system package installer.Please see '/opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/aex-nsclt-install.log' for details.ERROR: Failed to install package. Agent install failed.ERROR: At least one input parameter for event sending is invalid: Action: 'Remote Install Finished', Client ID: ''.


Kinesis Agent is a stand-alone Java software application that offers an easy way to collect and send data to Kinesis Data Streams. The agent continuously monitors a set of files and sends new data to your stream. The agent handles file rotation, checkpointing, and retry upon failures. It delivers all of your data in a reliable, timely, and simple manner. It also emits Amazon CloudWatch metrics to help you better monitor and troubleshoot the streaming process.


You can install the agent on Linux-based server environments such as web servers, log servers, and database servers. After installing the agent, configure it by specifying the files to monitor and the stream for the data. After the agent is configured, it durably collects data from the files and reliably sends it to the stream.


If your EC2 instance is in a different AWS account, create an IAM role to provide access to the Kinesis Data Streams service, and specify that role when you configure the agent (see assumeRoleARN and assumeRoleExternalId). Use one of the previous methods to specify the AWS credentials of a user in the other account who has permission to assume this role.


The IAM role or AWS credentials that you specify must have permission to perform the Kinesis Data Streams PutRecords operation for the agent to send data to your stream. If you enable CloudWatch monitoring for the agent, permission to perform the CloudWatch PutMetricData operation is also needed. For more information, see Controlling Access to Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Resources Using IAM, Monitoring Kinesis Data Streams Agent Health with Amazon CloudWatch, and CloudWatch Access Control.


In this configuration file, specify the files ( "filePattern" ) from which the agent collects data, and the name of the stream ( "kinesisStream" ) to which the agent sends data. Note that the file name is a pattern, and the agent recognizes file rotations. You can rotate files or create new files no more than once per second. The agent uses the file creation timestamp to determine which files to track and tail into your stream; creating new files or rotating files more frequently than once per second does not allow the agent to differentiate properly between them.


The agent is now running as a system service in the background. It continuously monitors the specified files and sends data to the specified stream. Agent activity is logged in /var/log/aws-kinesis-agent/aws-kinesis-agent.log.


The agent supports the two mandatory configuration settings, filePattern and kinesisStream, plus optional configuration settings for additional features. You can specify both mandatory and optional configuration in /etc/aws-kinesis/agent.json.


[Required] A glob for the files that must be monitored by the agent. Any file that matches this pattern is picked up by the agent automatically and monitored. For all files matching this pattern, read permission must be granted to aws-kinesis-agent-user. For the directory containing the files, read and execute permissions must be granted to aws-kinesis-agent-user.


The agent can pre-process the records parsed from monitored files before sending them to your stream. You can enable this feature by adding the dataProcessingOptions configuration setting to your file flow. One or more processing options can be added and they will be performed in the specified order.


The recommended method to monitor Kubernetes environments is to deploy the Sysdig agent using the helm chart. Alternatively, you can install the agent container using DaemonSet. This section helps you install the agent in both the methods.


Installing the agent using helm or as a daemonSet will deploy agent containers on every node in your Kubernetes environment. Once the agent is installed, Sysdig Monitor automatically begins monitoring all of your hosts, apps, pods, and services and automatically connects to the Kubernetes API server to pull relevant metadata about the environment. If licensed, Sysdig Secure launches with default policies that you can view and configure to suit your needs. You can access the front-end web interfaces for Sysdig Monitor and Sysdig Secure immediately.


The Sysdig agent requires kernel header files to install successfully on a Kubernetes cluster. If the hosts in your environment match the pre-compiled kernel modules available from Sysdig, no special action is required.


In some cases, the nodes in your Kubernetes environment might use Unix versions that do not match the provided headers, and the agent might fail to install correctly. In those cases, you must install the kernel headers manually on each node.


Note: You can use whatever name you prefer. This example usessysdig-agent for both the namespace and the service account. The default service account name was automatically defined insysdig-agent-daemonset-v2.yaml, at the line:serviceAccount: sysdig-agent


Sysdig provides you with quick-install commands pre-filled with some of your environment variables to get started with Sysdig agent. You choose the deployment type and Sysdig gives you auto-generated commands to ease your installation experience.


If you cannot utilize helm, we also provide a scriptwhich will download and apply Kubernetes manifests to deploy the agent as a DaemonSet. The script requires curl and kubectl installed in the $PATH on the host in which it is run.


If you want to use your own SSH key, you can provide a private key using--private-key-file= (you can supply the passphrase with --password=).This option can also be used if no SSH agent is available on your machine.


Monitoring agents are specialized software that help keep workstations, servers, and networks up-to-date via continuous, 24/7 scanning. They alert IT support staff to potential problems and help keep malicious software off the monitored systems. These agents help MSPs and technology professionals ensure safety and reliability while keeping track of networks.


This document describes how to install the Nagios Cross Platform Agent (NCPA) on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. NCPA is intended to simplify and universalize agent-based monitoring across different operating systems.


NSClient is an agent designed originally to work with Nagios but hassince evolved into a fully fledged monitoring agent which can be used with numerous monitoring tools. If you want morein-depth information see the documentationinstead.


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