Deploying Linux Management Agent

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    To install a management agent on a managed computer running Linux operating system:

    1. Log on to the machine where you want to install the management agent.
    2. Copy the agent installation package on a machine where you want to install the management agent.

    Make sure that you have permission to execute the installation package file.

    1. Install the package with the following command:

    sudo ./’LinuxAgentPackages.<company_name>.sh’

    or

    sudo sh ./’LinuxAgentPackages.<company_name>.sh’

    or

    sudo bash ./’LinuxAgentPackages.<company_name>.sh’

    where:

    • <...> — path to the directory where you have saved the installation package.
    • <company_name> — name of the company to which the management agent is assigned.

     

    Tip:

    To see all available actions for managing the agent, use the following command: veeamconsoleconfig -h.

    If you have downloaded the management agent setup file from Veeam Service Provider Console and the management agent is assigned to a company, it will connect to Veeam Service Provider Console automatically. Otherwise, you must configure the agent manually.

    Configuring Management Agent

    To configure a management agent:

    1. Use the following commands:

    sudo veeamconsoleconfig -g add <gateway>:<port> --validate_cert <thumbprint>

    sudo veeamconsoleconfig --tag_name <tag>

    where:

    • <gateway> — FQDN or IP address of a cloud gateway.
    • <port> — the port on the cloud gateway that is used to transfer data to Veeam Service Provider Console.
    • [optional] <tag> — tag that will be assigned to the management agent.
    • [optional] <thumbprint> — thumbprint of the security certificate that is installed on the Veeam Service Provider Console server.

    Important!

    It is strongly recommended to provide a certificate thumbprint for automated verification of the security certificate. Do not use the --validate_cert command with -f argument.

    Management agent will connect to Veeam Service Provider Console server and verify the security certificate.

    1. If you did not specify a certificate thumbprint, you will be asked to verify the security certificate.

    After you verify the certificate, management agent will restart and apply connection settings automatically.

    1. Wait for the agent to connect to Veeam Service Provider Console.

    What You Can Do Next

    If a company has more than one location, you must set a location for the management agent.

    By default, all new management agents you install belong to the default company location. If the management agent belongs to a non-default location, you must explicitly set this location for the agent.

    For details on setting locations, see Setting Locations.