Run the SEM Local Agent Installer for large Windows deployments
The Local Agent Installer allows you to install the SEM Agent without the need to step through an installation wizard. This option is only available for Windows systems.
You can run the Local Agent Installer using software distribution policies or local logon scripts. This method is an alternative to the Windows-only Remote Agent Installer in large deployment scenarios.
This procedure only works with the local installer. Do not use the Remote Agent Installer for this task.
See SEM Agent pre-installation checklist: Prepare to deploy SEM Agents for Agent download information and a pre-install checklist.
There are three steps to using the Local Agent Installer to install the SEM Agent. Each step is described in detail in the sections below.
- Download the Local Agent Installer.
- Configure a custom
installer.propertiesfile that contains your environmental variables.
- Run the Local Agent Installer.
See Run the SEM Remote Agent Installer for large Windows deployments for more information about installing the SolarWinds SEM Agent.
Download the Local Agent Installer
Download the installer from the SolarWinds Customer Portal:
Log in to the Customer Portal.
Navigate to the License Management page.
Locate SEM in the product list, and then click Choose Download.
Download the Local Agent installer for Windows. Find the appropriate installer on the list.
Be sure you download the Local Agent Installer. You cannot use the Remote Agent Installer for this task.
Extract the contents of the installer ZIP file to a local or network location.
SolarWinds-SEM-2020.2.1-Agent-WindowsInstaller.exeto a known location.
Configure a custom installer.properties file
Open a text editor and create a file with the following two lines, followed by a carriage return:
<SEMManagerHostname>is the hostname or IP address of the SEM appliance.
- silent to run the installer in silent mode.
0if USB defender should not be installed, or
1if USB defender should be installed.
Verify that a blank line with a carriage return follows the
A blank line with a carriage return after the
INSTALL_USB_DEFENDERentry is required for the file to work correctly.
The contents of the file should look similar to this:
Save the file as
installer.propertiesin the same folder as the
Run the Local Agent Installer
installer.propertiesare located in the same folder.
UNC paths should not be used during this installation.
Run the command, setup
-i silentusing the active resource directory that matches the folder that contains the two installer files. The command immediately returns to the command prompt.
Right-click the installer file and select Run as administrator.
The SEM Agent starts automatically and continues running until you uninstall or manually stop the Agent. It begins sending alerts to your SEM Manager immediately. The SEM Agent should also appear in Add/Remove Programs.
- See Verify the SEM Agent connection to test that the Agent connected to the SEM Manager.