Deploying Linux Management Agents
To install a management agent on a client computer running Linux operating system:
- Log on to the machine where you want to install the master agent.
- Copy the agent installation package (LinuxAgentPackages.sh) on a machine where you want to install the master agent.
Make sure that you have permission to execute the installation package file.
- Install the package with the following command:
sudo sh ./’LinuxAgentPackages.sh’
sudo bash ./’LinuxAgentPackages.sh’
<...> — path to the directory where you have saved the LinuxAgentPackages.sh package.
To see all available actions for managing the agent, use the following command: veeamconsoleconfig -h.
To configure a master agent:
- Use the following command:
sudo veeamconsoleconfig -g add <gateway>:<port> -t <company_name\\username> <password> --validate_cert <thumbprint>
- <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.
- <company_name\\username> and <password> — user credentials of a Company Owner or a Subtenant.
If the password contains special characters, you must provide the password in the '<password>' format.
- [optional] <thumbprint> — thumbprint of the security certificate that is installed on the Veeam Service Provider Console server.
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.
- 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.
- Wait for the agent to connect to Veeam Service Provider Console.