Install Linux Endpoint
Ensure prerequisites are in place before you begin the installation and that Linux endpoint machines are up-to-date.
Note: in Linux all file names are case-sensitive.
Currently, the available endpoints supported by Application Control for Linux 2021.4.1 are Centos 8, Redhat 8 and Oracle 8.
There are two options for installation, auto install and manual. Oracle 8 must be manually installed while auto install (manifest deployment) is available for Centos 8 and Redhat 8.
Install Centos 8 and Redhat 8
The following procedure will guide the installation of both Centos 8 and Redhat 8:
Verify the location of the tar archives. These can be copied into your home folder, do a cd ~ followed by ll.
.tar archives can be found on your backend under this path :
C:\Program Files\Ivanti\ACServer\AC Server\HostedFiles
Where C:\Program Files\Ivanti\ACServer is the default install path of AC for Linux.
Verify the kernel version of the Linux session : uname -r
Decompress the tar archives:
tar -xvf ivanti-ac-agent.tar
tar -xvf ivanti-ac-engine.tar
Install the agent as a regular user, the sudo command:
sudo yum install -y ivanti-ac-agent-1.1-1.x86_64.rpm
Navigate to agent installation folder and verify with an ll or ls command:
Copy the CA.pem from backend,
From: C:\Program Files\Ivanti\ACServer\Certificates
Add entry into /etc/hosts:
On a single line put the backends' IP, a space, the short name of the backend.
Save the file.
Type pwd, make sure you are in /opt/ivanti/ac/bin/
Register the agent to the backend using this command (put your backend short name after the --host option ). For example:
sudo ./stagentctl register --host BDARROW19 --port 3123 --passphrase TestReg --selected-policy acpolicy --issuer-certificate CA.pem
Linux terminal should return " Agent is fully registered ".
Once you see this text, verify that AF server console shows Agent <uniq ID> => Registered on the backend.
Wait approximately 10 minutes then check that you have this path on your Linux box :
This means that the engine has been automatically installed via the backend manifest deploy action.
On Oracle 8, manifest deploy is not supported yet, so the engine needs to be installed by hand:
sudo yum install -y ivanti-ac-engine-0.1-1.x86_64.rpm
Let's activate the engine. This is done with two commands:
sudo systemctl enable ivanti-ac-engine.service
sudo systemctl start ivanti-ac-engine.service
Check the Endpoint
At this point Linux has been fully installed, on both the backend and your Linux Endpoint. To do a quick check, from the backend, WEB UI Console >Devices tab - check to see that you Linux endpoint is in there:
Click on the name of the Linux endpoint.
On the Device Summary press on the Refresh Device Details button.
Refresh the page, you should have the appropriate hardware/software details for your system appear at this point.
Application Control for Linux Utilization (opens Application Control Help)