This section describes how to generate a state file for installing a web agent on UNIX-based systems, such as Solaris systems, AIX systems, and Linux systems. The description that follows provides an option of performing this task through the GUI, which does not apply to AIX systems, and an option of performing this task through the command line.
Regardless of which type of installation you choose, GUI or command line, you need to initially issue one command for recording the information you will enter as you follow the agent installation steps. Enter all the necessary installation information in order to create a complete state file.
The following task describes how to generate a state file for a web agent installation on a Solaris system or a Linux system.
Change to the directory in which you unpacked the agent binaries.
This directory contains the setup program, which is used for installing a web agent and for performing other tasks.
Issue the command that applies as follows:
To use the GUI installation (not applicable to AIX systems), issue the following command:
# ./setup -saveState filename
To use the command-line installation, issue the following command:
# ./setup -nodisplay -saveState filename
An option that saves all of your responses to installation prompts in a state file.
Represents the name that you choose for the state file.
Enter the installation information as described in this guide.
See the appropriate section of this guide, according to your installation requirements:
GUI installation on Solaris Systems
Command-Line installation on Solaris Systems
Command-Line installation on AIX Systems
GUI installation on Linux Systems
Command-Line installation on Linux Systems
Your answers to the prompts are recorded in the state file. When the installation is complete, the state file is created in the same directory where the installation program is located.
When generated, a state file will have read permissions for all users. However, because the state file contains clear text passwords, change the file permissions to restrict read and write access to the user root.