You can install Uptime Infrastructure Monitor Agents for Linux using the
RPM utility or the Debian package management utility (
dpkg). These enable you to easily update and perform mass installations of Agents.
Before trying to install an agent, ensure that the
dpkg utilities are installed and in the path by typing
which rpm or
which dpkg at the command line.
Uptime Agents require 'perl' and 'net-tools' packages. Use the following command to install:
yum install perl
yum install net-tools
To run the Uptime Agent with xinetd, install the xinetd package using the following command:
yum install xinetd
To install an agent on a Linux system, do the following:
- Log into the system as user
- Using Telnet or FTP, transfer the
.debfile containing the Agent to the system.
- Type one of the following at the command line:
rpm -i <agentName>if you are using the RPM utility
dpkg -i <agentName>if you are using the dpkg utility
<agentName>is the name of the
.debfile for the Agent that you are installing (e.g.,
For information about using SSL with a Linux-based agent, see Using SSL Communication with Linux-Based Agent.