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Install the agent

Snow Inventory Agent for Unix can be installed by using either a prepared installation package or copies of the binary file.

The Snow Inventory Agent for Unix executable file is named snowagent.jar. It is an executable Java archive that performs inventory of hardware and software on the server where it is executed.

Prepare an installation package

If you are a Snow Atlas customer, you can create your own installation packages by using Package Builder.

Otherwise, Snow Support will create the installation packages for you. When ordering an installation package from Snow Support, the current configuration file must be supplied. If no configuration file exists, certain information, according to the description below, must be supplied so that a new configuration file can be created.

Required information:

• address to the Snow Inventory Server, including port number

• site name

Optional information:

• name of the configuration file

• if the Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner should be included

• if previous versions of the Snow Inventory Client for Unix should be removed

The installation package can be copied to any folder on the target computer.

Install the agent using a prepared installation package

1. Start a terminal

2. Convert the shell script to an executable script by running the command:

chmod +x snowagent-<version>.sh
3. To install, run the executable script by using the command:

sudo ./snowagent-<version>.sh --install-path <path>

Note: During the installation, an uninstall script is created.

Install the agent manually

Unix

Install the agent in the path /opt/snow/.

1. Create the directory:

$cd /opt$ mkdir snow

2. Put the files snowagent.jar and the snowagent.config in the created directory. If Snow Inventory Oracle Scanner is to be used, also put the file sios.jar in the same directory.

3. Create a sub-directory called data under opt/snow/ and set permissions: