5.9 Installing and Configuring the Agents

An Agent can be installed on a Windows Server machine that meets the following minimum requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Member Server)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Member Server)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Member Server)

  • For quota management, Microsoft File System Resource Manager (FSRM) must be installed

Other notable information about Agents:

  • An Agent runs as a native NT service that is configured to start by using the Local System account

  • The default Agent port is 3011

  • A firewall inbound rule for the Agent is created during the installation

  1. On the Windows server that will host the Agent, copy to a directory the NSM-AD_4_1.iso.

  2. Mount the NSM-AD_4_1.iso file.

  3. At the root of the NSM-AD_4_1.iso image, double-click the Windows folder.

  4. Double-click the x86_64 folder.

  5. Double-click NSMAgent-Installer-4.1-x64-xxxx.exe.

  6. When you are asked if you want to run this file, click Run.

  7. Agree to the licensing terms and conditions and click Install.

  8. When notified that the setup was successful, click Run Setup Utility.

  9. From the wizard page, read the overview of the setup steps and click Next.

    This page lets you confirm or change basic Agent configuration settings.

    HTTP Listener: Communication parameters for the Agent.

    Host Address: Unless you want the Agent to only listen on a certain IP address, leave this setting as it is.

    SSL Port: Unless there is a port conflict, leave the setting at 3011.

    SSL Certificate: Details for an SSL certificate that will be generated.

    Subject Name: The name of the certificate that will be generated. The server name is listed by default.

    Expiration Days: The life span of the security certificate, which is set at 10 years by default.

    Key Length: The SSL certificate encryption setting, which is set at 2048 by default.

    Details: Click the button to view the certificate data.

    Generate: If you modify any of the settings in the SSL Certificate region, click this button to generate a new certificate.

    Data Folder: The default path of the Data folder. The Data folder contains application data needed by Novell Storage Manager.

  10. Edit any needed parameters settings and click Next.

    This page lets you set parameters for the Agent to communicate with the Engine.

    Engine Address: Specify the DNS name or IP address to the server hosting the Engine here.

    Engine SSL Port: Specify the SSL port for the Engine here.

  11. Enter the Engine connection settings and click Next.

  12. Click Finish.

  13. The Agent is now installed, configured, and running. You must still authorize it using NSMAdmin. For procedures, see Section 5.12, Authorizing the Agents.

  14. Proceed with Section 5.10, Installing NSMAdmin.