How to manually install bv-Control for UNIX - HP-UX agent in Control Compliance Suite (CCS) Data Collections V9.0.

Article:TECH116509  |  Created: 2009-01-01  |  Updated: 2013-04-09  |  Article URL
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Supported versions;

  • Hewlett-Packard HP-UX versions 11.00, 11.11(11iv1), 11.23(11iv2), 11.23

(11iv2) of Intel Itanium architecture, and 11.31 (of both PA-RISC and Itanium



NOTE: Before installing a new agent , verify that all previous installations have been uninstalled and directories are empty.

Warning: Ensure that the UNIX agent is installed for the root user and the queries
are executed in the root context. The agent must not be installed for any non-root

Installing the UNIX agent manually on HP-UX target computers
We recommend that you install the UNIX agent using, but you can also
install it manually on the target computer. You must save the agent installation
package on the local drive for the manual installation.
You can install the UNIX agent on the IBM AIX target computer manually by
extracting the bv-Control.9.0.<build number> file from the product disc on the
target computer.

To install the UNIX package on the HP-UX target computer from a local drive

1 Create a directory on the HP-UX target computer.
Example: /tmp/bvinstall

2 Copy the HP-UX package (i.e. bv-Control.9.0.<build number> file) from the
OS-specific folder that is located in the
\CCS_DataCollection\Support_Installs\bv_Control_for_UNIX directory of the
product disc drive.
The build number consists of the last three digits of the file name.

3 Change directory to the newly created directory to uncompress and untar
the bvControl.tgz file on the HP-UX computer:
cd /tmp/bvinstall
gzip -d bv-Control.9.0.<build number>.tgz
tar xf bv-Control.9.0.<build number>.tar

4 Type the following command to install the package:

swinstall -s /tmp/bvinstall bvControl
5 Press Enter.
To install the UNIX package on the HP-UX target computer from the product disc
1 Type the following commands to mount the product disc:
pfs_mountd & and press Enter.
pfsd & and press Enter.
pfs_mount [cd-rom device] /mnt and press Enter.
2 Type the following command to install the package and press Enter:
swinstall -s /mnt/bv-Control_for_Unix/HP-UX bvControl
3 Type the following command to unmount the product disc and press Enter:
pfs_umount /mnt
after you install the package, the following prompt appears:
swinstall -s /mnt/bv-Control_for_Unix/HP-UX bvControl =======
04/03/04 17:12:06
GMT BEGIN swinstall SESSION (non-interactive) (jobid=hp-pune-0665)
* Session started for user "root@hp-pune". * Beginning Selection
* Target connection succeeded for <machine name>:/.
* <machine name>:/mnt/bv-Control_for_Unix/HP-UX: Cannot open the
logfile on this target or source.
Possibly the media is readonly or there is a permission problem.
Check the daemon logfile and "/var/tmp/swagent.log" on this host
for more information.
* Source:/mnt/bv-Control_for_Unix/HP-UX
* Targets: <machine name>:/
* Software selections:
* Selection succeeded. * Beginning Analysis and Execution
* Session selections have been saved in the file
* The analysis phase succeeded for "<machine name>:/".
* The execution phase succeeded for "<machine name>:/".

* Analysis and Execution succeeded.
*More information can be found in the agent logfile using the
command "swjob -a log <machine name>-0665 @ <machine name>:/".
=== 04/03/04 17:12:35 GMT END reinstall SESSION (noninteractive)
(jobid=<machine name>-0665)
You have installed the UNIX package on your UNIX target computer. You
must now run the setup shell to register the UNIX target with the Information
See “Running the script” on page 56.

Running the script

The setup shell ( script can be used to register the UNIX agent with the
Information Server. The UNIX agent can be configured to communicate with the
Information Server using a default interface or a specific IP address.
UNIX target computers can have multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs) and
depending upon the need you can run the daemon on any one of them. By default,
the UNIX daemons listen to all installed NICs. If the Information Server gets a
wrong IP address from a target computer for communication, then there is loss
of communication between the computers.

Note: You must ensure that your firewall does not block the UNIX target
registration process. If it blocks the registration, then you can add the port 1236
as Exception in the Windows Firewall dialog box of the Windows computer. The
UNIX agent can register in the port 1236.

bv-Control® for UNIX® 9.0 Getting Started Guide




bv-Control_for_UNIX_Getting_Started_Guide.pdf (613 kBytes)
Unix getting started guide for CCS 10.5
bv-Control_for_UNIX_Getting_Started_Guide.pdf (613 kBytes)

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