Quick Start - Windows

The OpsDash Smart Agent is available for Windows as an installer that you can download from here:

http://packages.rapidloop.com/downloads/opsdash-smart-agent-1.5-installer.exe

Please verify the checksums after you download:

SHA256SUM = 60919650f3f4c851c020e7ae14d4d22511241171f1d200eb65cded0cc66d7752
MD5SUM = 073ff2d54043ad6a10addf4ecfe08406

The installation will create "C:\Program Files\OpsDash Smart Agent" (default location, can be overridden) and place the following files:

  • agent.cfg - the agent configuration file.
  • opsdash-agent.exe - the agent itself. This is a Windows Service.
  • README.txt - information about the agent.
  • uninstall.exe  - uninstaller.

To get started:

  1. Ensure that the system clock on your Windows machine is in sync.
  2. Edit the agent.cfg file in an editor (that understands Unix-style line endings) and replace the "YOUR_API_KEY_HERE" with your API key from https://app.opsdash.com/account.
  3. Start the windows service called "OpsDash Smart Agent" from the UI, or using a command-line like "net start OpsDashSmartAgent".

You should now be able to see a source appear under https://app.opsdash.com/, with the same name as the hostname of the Windows machine.

The agent will create a log file called agent.log, in the same folder as the executable ("C:\Program Files\OpsDash Smart Agent" by default).

To uninstall the agent, use the "Add/Remove Programs" control panel applet, or run "uninstall.exe" from the installation directory.

Inorder to manually deploy the agent to multiple machines, follow these steps:

  • Place the files agent.cfg and opsdash-agent.exe in a directory. The configuration file will ideally already include the API key, as well as any other changes to the default configuration.
  • Create a windows service using the command line:
    sc create OpsDashSmartAgent binPath= C:\path\to\opsdash-agent.exe DisplayName="OpsDash Smart Agent" start= auto depend= tcpip
  • Start the service using "net start OpsDashSmartAgent".