Install NetBeez agents (old procedure with certificates)

NOTICE: This procedure has been dismissed, check the new procedure here.

 

Installation instructions:

If you want to sign up for a free version of NetBeez, you can sign up here.

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SOFTWARE AGENT

1. Add the NetBeez software repository, update the database, and install the netbeez-agent package:

#!/bin/sh
echo "deb http://repo.netbeez.net wheezy main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo wget -O - http://repo.netbeez.net/netbeez_pub.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install netbeez-agent

2. As root, save the certificate that you received with the welcome email at step 1 as file /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent.pem


3. As root, edit the configuration file /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent.conf and replace "hostname" with your dashboard instance name

{"host":"hostname.netbeezcloud.net", "secure_port":"20018", "interfaces":"eth0", "model":"software-debian"}

4. Restart the agent process

sudo service netbeez-agent stop; sudo service netbeez-agent start

If you are having problems, please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page or ask the community at http://community.netbeez.net

 

 

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VIRTUAL AGENT

1. Download the OVA file and the MD5 checksum file (to verify download integrity)

OVA: netbeez-virtual-agent-0.11.5.ova
MD5: netbeez-virtual-agent-0.11.5.md5

2.  Load the OVA on VirtualBox (available here) or vSphere with the following settings:

vCPU: 1
Sockets: 1
RAM: 1 GB
HDD: Thin provisioning

Note: If you are using VirtualBox, make sure to select Linux/Debian-64bit as machine type.

3. Once the OVA is booted, login with netbeez/netbeez (username/password) and follow this procedure to configure the virtual agent (use root or sudo):

i)  Save the certificate that you received with the welcome email at step 1 as file /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent.pem

ii) Edit the configuration file /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent.conf and replace "hostname" with your dashboard instance name

{"host":"hostname.netbeezcloud.net", "secure_port":"20018", "interfaces":"eth0", "model":"virtual-model-ova"} 

4. Restart the agent process

sudo service nbagent_prod stop; sudo service nbagent_prod start

If you are having problems, please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page or ask the community at http://community.netbeez.net

 

 

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RASPBERRY PI IMAGE

You can download and install a preconfigured NetBeez Raspbian image on a Raspberry Pi. The image has been tested on the Raspberry Pi Model B, Model B+, and Model 2.

1.  Download the NetBeez Raspian image

IMG: generic_free_rpi-model-b_0.11.2_20160302.img.zip
MD5: generic_free_rpi-model-b_0.11.2_20160302.img.zip.md5

2. Install the NetBeez Raspbian image on an 8 GB SD card. Instructions can be found here.

3. Insert the SD card into your Raspberry Pi and boot the device.

4. Once booted, log in into the Raspberry Pi with username pi and password netbeez--free (two dashes).

5. Edit the configuration file /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent.conf and replace "hostname" with your dashboard instance name

{"host":"hostname.netbeezcloud.net", "secure_port":"20018", "interfaces":"eth0", "model":"rpi-model-b"}

6. Save the certificate that you received with the welcome email as file /etc/netbeez/netbeez-agent.pem

7. Reboot the netbeez agent process

sudo service nbagent_prod stop; sudo service nbagent_prod start

Please keep in mind that the / and the /boot partition of this image are mounted as read-only. If you want to temporarily remount a partition (say the /), you have to use the command

mount -o rw /

If you are having problems, please read the FAQ at the bottom of this page or ask the community at http://community.netbeez.net

 

 

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Order pre-configured wired agents (FastEthernet) that are ready to connect to your instance. Place an order by clicking the below button.

 
 
 

 

 

FAQ

What should I do after I have loaded the agents?

Log in to your dashboard instance, the URL of which was sent with the welcome email, and then create and review your monitoring targets.

The OVA file I downloaded has an .ovf extension?

This is a known issue with Chrome. Please see the reported issue here. You can still load and use the image.

Why the virtual agent doesn't seem to boot after I have imported it in vBox?

Make sure to select Linux as machine type.

Where does the agent log?

The default agent log file location is /var/log/netbeez/nbagent_prod.log

What happens if the agent does not show in the dashboard?

Check out this troubleshooting guide

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3 Comments

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    Carl

    I just tried the login for the raspberrypi img using username netbeez password netbeez--free and get login incorrect. do i need to download the image again it was the image updated to have this or is the the same image 

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    Carl

    the Username is actually pi with a password of netbeez--free

     

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    Stefano Grielli

    Thank you Carl for finding the problem. I have updated the documentation page.

     

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