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Manually deploy an agent on Amazon Web Services

You can manually deploy agents to a virtual machine using Remote Desktop Connection in two ways.

Requirements for manual agent deployment

  • Agent-initiated communication: The poller must have a public IP address which is visible from the node with the agent installed. Port 17778 must be open on the poller. Also open port 17791 if the device is running Windows 2008 R2.
  • Server-initiated communication: The node with the agent installed must have a public IP address. Port 17790 must be open. You must also connect the agent to the Orion server by clicking Settings > All Settings > Node & Group Management > Manage Agents  > Add Agent > Connect to a previously installed agent > Next. Enter the name, IP address, and port number for the agent and click Server-initiated communication.

Install through the command prompt

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click Agent Settings > Download Agent Software.
  3. Click Windows, and click Next.
  4. Click Mass Deploy to Multiple Machines, and click Next.
  5. Download the MSI and MST files.
  6. Run a command prompt as administrator from the context menu.
  7. Enter the following command:

    msiexec /i "SolarWinds-Agent.msi" TRANSFORMS="SolarWinds-Agent.mst"

When installation is successful and communication between the agent and the Orion server is successful, the agent is listed on the Manage Agents page.

Deploy the agent manually using the interactive wizard

  1. Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click Agent Settings > Download Agent Software.
  3. Click Windows, and click Next.
  4. Click Install Manually, and click Next.
  5. Click Download MSI.
  6. Copy the MSI file to the client machine, and run it.
  7. In the Installation wizard, select Agent Initiated Communication or Orion Server Initiated Communication.
  8. Enter the Orion server IP address or hostname, and the SolarWinds Orion administrator account credentials.
  9. Optional: For Server-initiated communication (passive), in the Orion Web Console click Settings > All Settings > Node & Group Management > Manage Agents > Add Agent > Connect to a previously installed agent > Next. Enter the name, IP address, and port number for the agent and click Server-initiated communication.

When installation is successful and communication between the agent and the Orion server is successful, the agent is listed on the Manage Agents page.