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Windows Setup 🔗

The agent supports standalone installations on Windows Server 2008 and above.

Installation 🔗

To get started deploying the Smart Agent directly on a Windows host, see the Quick Install guide.

Logging 🔗

The agent logs to the console when executed directly in a powershell. If it is configured as a service and the -logEvents flag is supplied, the agent will log messages as Windows Events Log. Use the Event Viewer application to read the logs. The Event Viewer is located under Start > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. You can see logged events from the agent service under Windows Logs > Application.

Service Configuration 🔗

The agent can be registered as a Windows service by invoking the agent executable with a few command line flags in powershell.

  • Install Service

      PS> SignalFx\SignalFxAgent\bin\signalfx-agent.exe -service "install" -logEvents -config <path to config file>
    
  • Start Service

      PS> SignalFx\SignalFxAgent\bin\signalfx-agent.exe -service "start"
    
  • Stop Service

      PS> SignalFx\SignalFxAgent\bin\signalfx-agent.exe -service "stop"
    
  • Uninstall Service

      PS> SignalFx\SignalFxAgent\bin\signalfx-agent.exe -service "uninstall"