Site Installation PackageLinux Agent

You can use the Remote Worker Site Installation Package to install the Linux Agent on a device without interacting with the Agent itself. The Remote Worker Site Installation Package is available from the N-sight RMM Dashboard Agent menu, and it includes the installation credentials along with the Client and Site to register it against.

The Site Installation Package checks the server during deployment and installs any missing Agent dependencies: unzip, ethtool, smartmontools, dmidecode and glibc (2.12 or later).

To create a Remote Worker installer package:

You must have a user role with Site Installation Package permission.

  1. On the N-sight RMM Dashboard, go to Agent > Download Agent > Download Site Installation Package

    The Download Site Installation Package dialog opens with information about the types of packages.

  2. Click Next
  3. Select the target Client and Site

    This dialog is Client Group aware and only lists Clients assigned to the logged in user.

  4. Select the Agent version you want to install
  5. Select Network uses Proxy Server and enter the Address, Port, Username, and Password (optional)
  6. Click Next

    The available installers for the Agent version display. Only the Remote Worker installer is available for Mac and Linux Agents.

  7. Click Download for the Remote Worker installer

    Each package filename includes the Client, Site and installer type, (GP Group Policy or RW Remote Worker). For example, AGENT_CLIENT_SITE_V8_0_0_RW.ZIP

  8. Select Close to exit the dialog

    To avoid authentication issues, if the username or password used to create the Site Installation Package changes, we recommend you generate and use a new package based on the updated credentials.

Deploy the Agent

After you download the Site Installation Package, you install the package on the target servers.

  1. Distribute the Remote Worker Site Installation Packageto users to install on their devices
  2. Once received, the user unpacks the compressed file
  3. They then execute the script file as root to begin the installation process
  4. In the below example we navigate to the Download folder, unpack the zip file then run the installation script.

    When in the root shell

    # cd Download/
    # ./

    Using sudo

    $ cd Download/
    $ sudo ./

    If the user experiences problems executing the script they should run the following command.

    When in the root shell

    # /bin/bash ./

    Using sudo

    $ sudo /bin/bash ./

After the Agent installs, it displays under the Client and Site the Site Installation Package was generated for.

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