B.4 Creating the servernames.txt File

This file specifies the names of all of the servers on which the NFR Agent software is to be deployed. The file is specific to each of the installer formats identified in Table B-1. For example, there should be an individual servernames.txt file for EXE files and RPM files.

B.4.1 Manually Creating the servernames.txt File

  1. Launch a text editor such as Notepad.

  2. On individual lines, type the names of each server where you want to deploy the NFR Agent software.

    Depending on whichever is appropriate for your environment, you can use simple or DNS naming. We recommend DNS naming.

    For example:




  3. Save the document as servernames.txt to the root directory of the deployment folder for the installer format.

    For example, if the servernames.txt file listed Novell Open Enterprise Server machines, you would save the file to the DeployRPM folder.

B.4.2 Automatically Creating the servernames.txt File

If you already have NFR Agents installed and you want to update them, the DeployAgents tool can automatically create a servernames.txt file for you.

Simply copy the agents.dat file from its location on the NFR Engine to the root of DeployEXE or DeployRPM folders.

Table B-2 Locations of agents.dat and eventmonitors.dat Files


Location on Windows

Location on Linux

File Reporter

C:\ProgramData\Novell\File Reporter\Engine\data\agents.dat

No agent.dat file with Version 1.

When you provide either the agents.dat file, the DeployAgents tool parses the existing server names and creates the servernames.txt file for you.