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Deploy Linux agent as part of a cloned drive image

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Article ID: 227466

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Products

Endpoint Protection

Issue/Introduction

Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Linux agent needs to be deployed as part of a cloned drive image.

Environment

SEP 14.3 RU1 MP1 and above

Note: SEP 14.3 RU1 does not have "--image" option

Resolution

To deploy Endpoint Protection Linux agent as part of a cloned drive image, follow these steps on a base machine that will act as the source of the image:

  1. Install Linux agent normally.
  2. Run following command.
    ./LinuxInstaller --image
    Following is an example of result of above command:
    [[email protected] Downloads]# ./LinuxInstaller --image
    Re-running installer script (ver 2.2.5.77)
    Stopping Agent..
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Agent Configuration Tool version 6.9.2.202
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The agent will now use the builtin policy
    Notice: Installation was ran with -image switch to create a templated image such as Amazon AMI. Instance is ready for Image creation. Please DO NOT Reboot.
    Shutdown the machine at convenience.
  3. Shutdown OS as instructed.

 

Or you can create base image directly when you install Linux agent first time.

  1. Install Linux agent by following command on clean OS.
    ./LinuxInstaller --image
    Following is an example of result of above command:
    [[email protected] Downloads]# ./LinuxInstaller --image
    Running ./installagent.sh (PWD /root/Downloads/instaJSmxu; version 2.2.5.71)
    Configuring Repo file /etc/yum.repos.d/sdcss.repo for Symantec Agent for Linux (SEPM) ..
    Refreshing repo cache and testing connection..

    Installing packages for Symantec Agent for Linux (SEPM):
     Package                                  Version         Source
     ---------------------------------------- --------------- ------
     sdcss-scripts                            2.2.5-77        (repo)
    Re-running installer script (ver 2.2.5.77)

    Configuring Repo (linux-repo.us.securitycloud.symantec.com) ..

    Symantec Agent for Linux
    Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEPM) 14.3.202.3000

    No update needed for sdcss-scripts (2.2.5-77)

    Installing packages:
     Package                                  Version         Source
     ---------------------------------------- --------------- ------
     sdcss-caf                                2.0.3-118       (repo)
     sdcss                                    6.9.2-202       (repo)
     sdcss-kmod                               10.0.2-1102     (repo)

    Agent installed successfully

    Notice: Installation was ran with -image switch to create
    a templated image such as Amazon AMI.
    Instance is ready for Image creation. Please DO NOT Reboot.
    Shutdown the machine at convenience.
  2. Shutdown OS as instructed.

Additional Information

For SEP 14.3 MP1 and below, see How to deploy the Symantec Endpoint Protection Linux client as part of a cloned drive image.