Install NetBeez agents (new procedure with secret key)

This procedure assumes that you have requested a free tier instance of NetBeez, or already have an existing one. If you don't have any, start a free tier instance here, or contact us at sales [at] netbeez [dot] net if you want an on-premises server.

If you are having problems, read the FAQ at the bottom of this page. If you are still having issues, send an email to support [at] netbeez [dot] net.

 

software-agent-icon-150x150.png Option 1 - Debian Linux package

1. Log into the Linux host where you want to install the software agent.

2. 
Fetch the installation script.

curl -L -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/netbeez/agent-installation/master/agent_setup.sh

3. Execute the script as sudo user.

sudo bash agent_setup.sh --debian --secret=<secret_key_received_via_email>

 

virtual-agent-icon.png Option 2 - Virtual appliance

1. Download the NetBeez beez virtual appliance at the following URL.

IMG: https://storage.googleapis.com/netbeez-public/netbeez-virtual-agent-1.1.ova
MD5: https://storage.googleapis.com/netbeez-public/netbeez-virtual-agent-1.1.ova.md5

2. Import the appliance in your virtual environment (VMWare, vBox, ...) 

    (if you are using vBox manager, make sure to select Linux/Ubuntu as OS Type)

3. Log into the virtual appliance using netbeez/netbeez as username/password.

4. Fetch the installation script.

curl -L -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/netbeez/agent-installation/master/agent_setup.sh

5. Execute the script as sudo user.

sudo bash agent_setup.sh --image --secret="<secret_key_received_via_email>"

 

rpi-agent-icon.png Option 3 - Raspberry Pi image

1.  Download the NetBeez Raspian image.

IMG:  https://storage.googleapis.com/netbeez-public/generic_free_rpi-model-b_1.1.1_20170224.img.zip
MD5: https://storage.googleapis.com/netbeez-public/generic_free_rpi-model-b_1.1.1_20170224.img.zip.md5

To decompress the image file, please use an application that supports the 7z format.

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 using netbeez/netbeez as username/password.

5. Fetch the installation script.

curl -L -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/netbeez/agent-installation/master/agent_setup.sh

6. Execute the script as sudo user.

sudo bash agent_setup.sh --image --secret="<secret_key_received_via_email>"

 

C2 Option 4 - Odroid C2 image

1.  Download the NetBeez Odroid C2 image.

IMG:  https://storage.googleapis.com/netbeez-public/generic_free_odroid-model-c2_1.1.1_20170224.img.zip
MD5: https://storage.googleapis.com/netbeez-public/generic_free_odroid-model-c2_1.1.1_20170224.img.zip.md5

To decompress the image file, please use an application that supports the 7z format.

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

3. Insert the SD card into your Odroid and boot the device.

4. Once booted, log in into the Odroid using netbeez/netbeez as username/password.

5. Fetch the installation script.

curl -L -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/netbeez/agent-installation/master/agent_setup.sh

6. Execute the script as sudo user.

sudo bash agent_setup.sh --image --secret="<secret_key_received_via_email>"

 

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

 

bee Option 5 - Just buy a pre-configured Beez

Order pre-configured wired agents (FastEthernet or WiFi) 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 doesn't the virtual agent seem to boot after I have imported it in vBox?

Make sure to select Linux/Ubuntu-64 as machine type.

Where is the agent log?

The default agent log file location is /var/log/netbeez/nbagent_prod.log for virtual and Raspberry Pi images, while it's /var/log/netbeez/netbeez-agent.log for the software agent.

What happens if the agent does not show up on the dashboard?

Check out this troubleshooting guide

I get an error decompressing the Raspberry Pi image on Windows.

Use the 7-Zip program in Windows.

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