SCOM 1801 - linux agents


  • hello,

    Im trying to install agents on linux following this article:

    When I try to find the installers the following path is empty:

    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft System Center\Operations Manager\Server\AgentManagement\UnixAgents\DownloadedKits

    Has anyone knows why? I have SCOM 1801

    Thanks in advance


    • Edited by exitista Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:33 PM
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:33 PM

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  • Are the Linux management packs imported in your environment?
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:58 PM
  • From my experience, you should import related linux/unix MP first. Moreover, you may find linux agent in SCOM sourc CD
    Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:09 AM
  • Go to import MP in SCOM console and import Linux related MPs. Choose ones that corespond to your distribution. Supported are 

    You can find detailed explanation here. It is for 2012 but it works. 


    Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:41 AM
  • Hello! Thanks for reply!

    Yes, I have already imported the following linux MPs


    The following path is empty!!! %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft System Center 2016\Operations Manager\Server\AgentManagement\UnixAgents\

    any ideas????

    Thanks in advance

    Friday, May 11, 2018 1:23 PM
  • So, here how it works :

    Each of these MP has a "CopyAgentKit rule" (for example the RHEL 5 one) that is responsible for copying the unix agent to the downloadedkit folder

    They all use the same Write Action and run every 24h.

    Try restarting the Health Service (Microsoft Monitoring Agent) on every SCOM Management Server, that will force the execution of the rule responsible for creating the DownloadedKit folder.

    If it still doesn't work, you have another issue... maybe your action account (which is used to copy the agent to the downloadedkit folder) is not local admin on the management server (which is very bad for many reasons!), or maybe you improperly configured the Certificate Signing Write Action, or something else.

    Friday, May 11, 2018 9:49 PM
  • Hello!! Thanks for reply!

    I tired restarting Health Service but doesnt work! DownloadedKit folder was not created

    My action account is local admin on managemenet server! 

    any other idea?

    Thanks in advance


    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 5:31 PM
  • Anything in the OperationsManager log on the management server about failed linux rules around the time of health service restart?
    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:05 PM
  • Hi!! Thanks for reply!! 

    I restarted again the service and check OpsMgr log in eventvwr but i didnt see any error!

    Any other idea?

    thanks in advance

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:08 PM
  • You can check if the agents are available under the Operations Manager\Server\Health Service State\Resources folder, this is the agent cache and this is the location from where they should get copied to the DownloadedKit folder (search for .rpm or .gz files).

    If that's not the case and if it was for me and that I was really sure there is no log at all pointing me in some direction, I would probably try a SCOM trace but that's a heavy procedure...

    But for someone I don't know I would probably stick with "double check everyhing, every log, every account permission etc" :D

    • Edited by CyrAz Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:22 AM
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:17 AM
  • I have done a search on C: partition but i didnt find anything! 

    Any other ideas?

    Can i try deleting MPs and importing again?

    Thanks in advance


    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:19 PM
  • Yes you could do that obviously, but I can't see how that would help...

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:42 PM
  • You were right! It doesnt worked deleting and importing MPs again.

    Any other idea?


    Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:53 PM
  • well the idea of trying a SCOM trace is still relevant, if you can't find anything else.
    Friday, May 18, 2018 5:48 AM
  • ok, i will use SCOM trace. How can i force "CopyAgentKit rule" to see if generates an error?

    I searched the name of that rule but doesnt exist

    Thanks in advance


    • Edited by exitista Friday, May 18, 2018 7:39 PM
    Friday, May 18, 2018 7:36 PM
  • you could have found the actual name by clicking on the link, it's called "Distribute Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 Agent to Management Servers" (id : Microsoft.Linux.RHEL.5.CopyAgentKits.Rule )

    • Edited by CyrAz Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:14 AM
    Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:13 AM
  • hello!! How are you? I used SCOM trace for one hour and the check the logs but I didnt find any error regarding linux MP or redhat MP. Do you want me to post the logs?

    In the other point, I dont find any rule called "Distribute Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 Agent to Management Servers" and no similar ones

    Do you know any idea?

    Thanks in advance


    7 hours 19 minutes ago
  • Hi,

    Is this a new installation of SCOM 1801?

    I just set up a SCOM 1801 on my lab to test, and I have the in the "%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft System Center\Operations Manager\Server\AgentManagement\UnixAgents\DownloadedKits"

    Do you have any possibility to reinstall or is it not an option?

    Kind regards,

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    5 hours 35 minutes ago