Starting and stopping Symantec Event Agent services or daemons

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Starting and stopping Symantec Event Agent services or daemons

If you install the collector on a Windows computer, the Symantec Event Agent runs as a service. If you install the collector on a UNIX computer, the Symantec Event Agent runs as a daemon. To start and stop the Symantec Event Agent, you start and stop the services or daemons as necessary.

To start and stop the Symantec Event Agent service

  1. On the collector computer, navigate to the Agent directory as follows:

    • On Windows, the default location is C:\Program Files\​Symantec​\​Agent.

    • On UNIX, the default location is /opt/​Symantec/sesa/​Agent.

      On UNIX, you must become superuser.

  2. To access the Collector and Agent Management Scripts, do one of the following steps:

    • On Windows, type the following command:

      agentmgmt.bat

    • On UNIX, type the following command:

      ./agentmgmt.sh

  3. At the SSIM Collector / Agent Management Scripts menu, select one of the following options:

    10. Start the Agent

    11. Stop the Agent