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Automated Nimsoft agent installs via chef

  • 1.  Automated Nimsoft agent installs via chef

    Posted 10-28-2016 09:52 AM

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to make a chef recipe to install the nimsoft agent on Windows boxes, but the installer i have (NimBUS Robot 7.63.exe) doesn't seem to be responding to any of the commandline switches it's supposed to, ie:  /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART

     

    I’ve also tried some of the standard installshield switches such as /s /sms /q /qn etc but no luck, every time it's run it brings up the gui installer so i can't install it.

     

    I do have a nms-robot-vars.cfg in the installer directory with the information it needs to connect.

     

    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong here? Is it the error behaviour, ie if it sees an nms-robot-vars.cfg but it's not got accurate config in it , it silently falls back to the gui installer?



  • 2.  Re: Automated Nimsoft agent installs via chef

    Posted 10-28-2016 02:10 PM

    Moving it to IM since it is not about APM



  • 3.  Re: Automated Nimsoft agent installs via chef

    Posted 10-31-2016 08:25 AM

    HI,

     

    Please check your UIM primary server location:

    <Nimsoft>\install\setup

    You should see a file called:

    nimsoft-robot-x64.exe

     

    This is the third party installer version for the robot that works with the command and answer file you are trying to use.



  • 4.  Re: Automated Nimsoft agent installs via chef

    Posted 11-02-2016 11:37 AM

    Thanks Gene, 

     

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. That's done the trick, I was using the wrong installer, as you say.