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App Control: How to Install and Upgrade Linux Agents

App Control: How to Install and Upgrade Linux Agents


  • App Control Agent: All Supported Versions
  • Linux: All Supported Versions


To upgrade or install an App Control Agent on a Linux endpoint.


This procedure (and any installation involving should be used only when the Linux Agent is otherwise fully removed from the endpoint.
  1. Navigate to https://ServerAddress/hostpkg and download the relevant Linux install package.
  2. Extract the Agent installer:
    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.
  3. Change to the directory matching the download tarball name:
    cd <policyname>-Red Hat
  4. Validate the b9install script with Public Key and Detached Signature:
  5. Install the Agent:
    With Notifier: sudo sh ./
    Without Notifier: sudo sh ./ –n

Manually Upgrade:
  1. Temporarily disable the Agent's Tamper Protection.
  2. Download the relevant Agent Upgrade package to the endpoint: https://ServerAddress/hostpkg/pkg.php?pkg=Bit9RedHat{6,7,8 or 9}Install.bsx
    RHEL 8 Example: https://ServerAddress/hostpkg/pkg.php?pkg=Bit9RedHat8Install.bsx
  3. Using Terminal change directory to the download location and issue the upgrade command:
    sudo bash Bit9Redhat{6,7,8,9}Install.bsx

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