Install the SEM Agent on Linux and Unix

This section describes how to install Agents locally on a variety of Linux and Unix operating systems. Once installed, the SEM Agent automatically starts and connects to the SEM Manager.

See SEM Agent pre-installation checklist: Prepare to deploy SEM Agents for Agent download information and a pre-install checklist.

Installation notes for the Linux Agent installer

  • A reboot is not required following installation.

  • SEM Agents are installed in the /usr/local/contego/ContegoSPOP folder by default.

Run the SEM Agent Installer on Linux or Unix

  1. Extract the contents of the installer ZIP, and then copy setup.bin to a local or network location.
  2. cd to the folder that contains the installer.
  3. Enter chmod +x setup.bin to convert the installer into an executable application.
  4. Run setup.bin as root.
  5. Press Enter to start the installer.
  6. Press Enter to page through the End User License Agreement, and then enter y to accept the terms if you agree.
  7. Enter a custom installation path, or press Enter to accept the default (recommended).
  8. Enter the hostname of your SEM Manager.

    Use the fully qualified domain name for your SEM Manager when you deploy SEM Agents on a different domain. For example, enter SEMhostname.example.com.

  9. Press Enter twice to accept the default port values, and then press Enter again to proceed.
  10. Review the Pre-Installation Summary, and then press Enter to proceed.
  11. Once the installer finishes, press Enter to exit the installer.

The SEM Agent begins sending alerts to your SEM Manager immediately. To configure the SEM Agent to start automatically on boot, add /etc/init.d/swsem-agent (or swsem-agent) to your list of startup scripts.

Next steps:

To uninstall the SEM Agent on Linux or Unix

  1. Log in to you Linux computer as root.
  2. Stop the SolarWinds SEM Agent service.
  3. Delete the /usr/local/contego/ContegoSPOP folder.
  4. Remove any startup scripts, if any.