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App Control: How to Install and Upgrade Linux Agents

App Control: How to Install and Upgrade Linux Agents

Environment

  • App Control Agent: 7.2.4.x and higher
  • Linux: All Supported Versions

Objective

To upgrade or install an App Control agent on a Linux device.

Resolution

Installation:
This procedure (and any installation involving b9install.sh) should be used only on completely new systems and systems that had a previous agent but have completely removed the agent and its database.
  1. Log in to the App Control Console as an administrator, navigate to the Rules > Policies page, and click on the link for downloading agent software.
  2. On the Download Agent Install Packages page, choose the agent installer corresponding to the policy and operating system version you want to install. A TGZ file specific to the operating system and policy you chose will be downloaded.
  3. On the agent system, extract the downloaded tar file:
    tar -xvzf <policyname>-Red Hat.tgz
    • Note: If the policy name contains characters not accepted in command arguments, such as spaces or parentheses, escape each character with a backslash.
  4. Change to the directory matching the download tarball name:
    cd <policyname>-Red Hat
  5. In whatever shell you choose, use sudo to run the agent installation, adding the -n option if you do not want the blocked file notifier installed. For example:
    • To use the Bourne shell to install an agent with a notifier:
      sudo sh ./b9install.sh
    • To install the agent without the notifier (usually used on headless servers):
      sudo sh ./b9install.sh –n
Upgrade:
  1. Log in to the App Control Console as an administrator, navigate to the Assets > Computers page, and click on the computer name or View Details link for the computer you intend to manually upgrade.
  2. On the Computer Details page, click Disable Tamper Protection, located on the far right under the Advanced section. It may take a few minutes before tamper protection is disabled on the agent.
  3. On the agent machine, copy the appropriate BSX file included with this release package:
    • Bit9Redhat6Install.bsx – used for 6.x versions of RHEL, CentOS or Oracle RHCK
    • Bit9Redhat7Install.bsx – used for 7.x versions of RHEL, CentOS or Oracle RHCK
    • Bit9Redhat8Install.bsx – used for 8.x versions of RHEL, CentOS or Oracle RHCK
  4. Execute the following command with the appropriate version of the BSX file:
    sudo bash Bit9Redhat{6,7,8}Install.bsx

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