fusioninventory-agent - FusionInventory agent For Linux/UNIX, Windows and MacOSX
fusioninventory-agent [options] [--server server|--local directory|--sdout]
Target definition options -s --server=URI send tasks result to a server -l --local=DIR write tasks results in a directory --stdout write tasks result on STDOUT Target scheduling options --delaytime=DURATION maximum initial delay before first target, in seconds (3600) -w --wait=DURATION maximum delay between each target, in seconds --lazy do not contact the target before next scheduled time Task selection options --list-tasks list available tasks and exit --no-task=TASK do not run given task Inventory task specific options --no-category=CATEGORY do not list given category items --scan-homedirs allow to scan use home directories (false) --html save the inventory as HTML (false) -f --force always send data to server (false) -t --tag=TAG mark the machine with given tag --backend-collect-timeout timeout for inventory modules execution (30) --additional-content=FILE additional inventory content Package deployment task specific options --no-p2p do not use peer to peer to download files (false) Network options: -P --proxy=PROXY proxy address -u --user=USER user name for server authentication -p --password=PWD password for server authentication --ca-cert-dir=D path to the CA certificates directory --ca-cert-file=F path to the CA certificates file --no-ssl-check do not check server SSL certificates (false) --timeout connection timeout (180) Web interface options --no-httpd disable embedded web server (false) --httpd-ip=IP network interface to listen to --httpd-port=PORT network port to listen to (62354) --httpd-trust=RANGE trust requests from range without authentication token (false) Logging options --logger=BACKEND logger backend [Stderr|File|Syslog] (Stderr) --logfile=FILE log file --logfile-maxsize=X maximum size of the log file in MB (0) --logfacility=FACILITY syslog facility (LOG_USER) --color use color in the console (false) Configuration options --config=BACKEND configuration backend [file|registry|none] --conf-file=FILE configuration file Execution mode options -d --daemon run the agent as a daemon (false) --no-fork don't fork in background (false) --debug debug mode (false) --version print the version and exit
% fusioninventory-agent --server localhost # execute all available tasks required by a local server % fusioninventory-agent --server http://localhost/ocsinventory2 # execute all available tasks required by a local server, using a specific # URI % fusioninventory-agent --server https://localhost/ocsinventory # execute all available tasks required by a local server, using a secure # connection % fusioninventory-agent --server localhost --user test --password s3cr3t # execute all available tasks required by a local server, using HTTP # authentication % fusioninventory-agent --local /tmp # execute all available tasks and write the result in /tmp directory % fusioninventory-agent --local /tmp --html # execute all available tasks and write the result in /tmp directory in # HTML format
fusioninventory-agent is an agent for OCS Inventory server and FusionInventory for GLPI servers. It creates local inventory of the machines (hardware and software) and send it to the server. It can also write it in a local XML file. This agent is the successor of the former linux_agent which was released with OCS 1.01 and prior. It also replaces the Solaris/AIX/BSD unofficial agents.
FusionInventory Agent uses OCS Inventory protocol and is compatible with OCS Inventory server. The agent uses the same protocol with the FusionInventory For GLPI plugin.
The OCS protocol is basicly an exchange of XML file done over HTTP(S).
The agent send a first message to give it's ID (DEVICEID). The server send back to the agent an XML file with a list of parameter. It's the PROLOG RESP. You can see it if you're in Debug mode. In this PROLOG, the server send the PROLOG_FREQ. The agent will use it to know when it need to contact the server for the next time.
The agent compute the next query date this way:
The agent will launch each modules and pass the list of options found in the PROLOG RESP as parameter. The module can send information directly to the server (inventory, SNMP scan result, etc)
In server mode, the agent wait during a period between the last PROLOG and PROLOG_FREQ. If PROLOG_FREQ is not set, it will use --delaytime value. The default value is 3600.
Most of the options are available in a short form and a long form. For example, the two lines below are all equivalent:
% fusioninventory-agent -s localhost % fusioninventory-agent --server localhost
Send results of tasks execution to given server.
If URI doesn't start with http:// or https://, the agent assume the parameter is a hostname and rewrite it as:
In general, OCS Inventory server URL have this format:
and FusionInventory for GLPI this one:
Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator.
Write the results of tasks execution to given directory.
Write the results of tasks execution on stdout.
Set an initial delay before the first target, whose value is computed randomly between LIMIT / 2 and LIMIT seconds. This setting is ignored for server targets after the initial contact, in favor of server-specified parameter (PROLOG_FREQ).
Set a delay between each targets, whose value is computed randomly between 0 and LIMIT seconds.
Do not contact the target before next scheduled time.
This option is only available when the agent is not run as a server.
Do not list given category items in inventory. It can be:
Allow the agent to scan home directories for virtual machines.
Save the inventory as HTML.
This is only used for local inventories.
Send an inventory to the server, even if this last one doesn't ask for it.
Mark the machine with given tag.
Timeout for inventory modules execution.
Do not use peer to peer to download files.
Use PROXY as HTTP proxy.
By default, the agent uses HTTP_PROXY environment variable.
Use USER for server authentication.
Use PASSWORD for server authentication.
Path to the CA certificates directory.
Path to the CA certificates file.
Do not check server SSL certificates.
Hint: you can set HTTPS_DEBUG environment variable to get SSL error messages in the console.
Disable the embedded web server.
The network interface to use for the embedded web server (all available interfaces).
The network port to use for the embedded web server (62354).
Trust requests from given range without authentication token (false).
For example: "192.168.0.0/24", "18.104.22.168.5" or an IP range like "22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199". See Net::IP documentation to get more example.
Logger backend to use. It can be:
Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator.
Log message in FILE (implies File logger backend)
Max logfile size in MB, default is unlimited. When the max size is reached, the file is truncated. This is only useful if there is no log rotation mechanism on the system.
Syslog facility to use (default LOG_USER)
Display color on the terminal, when the Stderr backend is used.
This options is ignored on Windows.
Use FILE as configuration file (implies file configuration backend)
Configuration backend to use. It can be:
Run the agent as a daemon.
Don't fork in background.
This is only useful when running as a daemon.
Turn the debug mode on.
Print the agent setup directories and exit.
Print the version and exit.
The agent is able to use multiple configuration backends. The registry backend is the default on Windows platform, and the file backend is the default everywhere else. Another backend can be specified using the --config option.
The file backend reads configuration directives from a configuration file, whose default location is determined at installation time as PREFIX/etc/agent.cfg. An alternative location can also be given with --conf-file option.
The registry backend reads configuration directives from the Windows registry, with an arch-dependant location:
The none backend doesn't read any configuration directive at all, allowing to isolate the agent execution from any installed configuration.