Agent Installation

You must install at least one agent for a basic installation. You can install agents on supported operating systems using an interactive installer, a silent installer, console installation mode, or manual installation steps.

Windows: the agent installer uses a standard distribution technique of the JRE that redistributes the Java runtime files in accordance with Java standards. This creates a private JRE instance that will not interfere with other Java applications that are installed. However, if you create references to the Java files that are installed by the agent, or if you interfere with the agent's private installation directory, you may corrupt other existing Java applications on the host machine.
Note: Solaris: download and install a Solaris JRE 8 before running the agent installer. To run the installer, specify the path to the JRE: SerenaDA-agent.bin -is:javahome <path to local JRE>

Multiple Agents on Multiple Machines

If you plan to run deployments on several machines, a separate agent with a unique name should be installed on each machine. If, for example, your testing environment consists of three machines, install an agent on each one. Follow the same procedure for each environment the application uses.

Multiple Agents on One Machine

If you plan to install multiple agents on a single machine, make sure that all names are unique: installation directory name, agent name, and service name, if running the agent as a service.

Installing Agents Remotely

For UNIX environments, you can install agents remotely through the user interface. See Installing Agents Remotely.

Upgrading Agents

Agents are upgraded through the user interface. See Upgrading Agents.

The following topics lead you through an agent installation.

Related Topics

Installation Checklist

Installing Agents Remotely

Agent Relay Installation

Upgrading Agents