Add and Configure an Agent using the Web GUI

To add and configure an agent, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Admin page and select Agents from the top menu.
    The follows page displays:

    Figure 1. Agents Page
  2. Specify the following attributes of your agent by entering the following specifications.
    1. Specify the remote host that will run the agent.
    2. For Type, select the monitor for monitoring-only agents, or the manager for agents that can perform license management functions in the ControlCenter (starting and stopping daemons).
    3. If you select manager, you will have the option of specifying a tag.
    4. For Tag, specify the tags that are to be managed by this agent. If the agent manages all tags on the host, specify the ALLTAGS keyword, which is shown by default.
    5. For Name, the name is normally the concatenation of type and host name, but it can be anything if it is unique.
    6. For VOVDIR: If the installation directory (VOVDIR) is different between the Monitor server and the agent machine, specify the VOVDIR location as seen by the agent.
    7. Use the default if the paths are equivalent. If using vovtsd to control the agent, use forward slashes in paths, even in Windows. Examples are /opt/altair/2019.01/linux64 and c:/altair/2019.01/win64.
    8. Access Method: Select the access method, local, rsh, ssh or vovtsd.
      • If remote, the method must work without a password. For UNIX, consider either ssh or rsh.
      • For Windows, either OpenSSH must be installed or Altair Accelerator's vovtsd communication daemon must be used. The vovtsd port is tested no more than once every 5 minutes.
  3. Click Add Agent to register the agent with the system.
    The agent can now be started by clicking Start All Agents or the Start button.
Note: For agents started via rsh or ssh, the default value is the value of $VOVDIR for the Monitor instance. For vovtsd agents, the default value is $VOVDIR for the vovtsd instance.

If a different value of $VOVDIR is desired, you can override the default with file-based configuration.