Quick Start - Windows

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

https://packages.rapidloop.com/downloads/opsdash-smart-agent-1.5.1-installer.exe

Please verify the checksums after you download:

SHA256SUM = e2b635dde0ca19771b9dfc0fa6868880457f5f75e115c68c3ef2c4f9809304f1
MD5SUM = 33638423be42706fdd528335c5052ac1

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".