Prerequisites and general guidelines


Ivanti Automation

  • Ivanti or RES Automation Manager 2014 or later
  • The installation package and update Module for the Agent for Unix/Linux. Information on how to download these files is available on this Ivanti Community page.



  • Administrator rights to access and add files on the target computer
  • Administrator rights to access and install software on the target computer
  • The Agents for Unix/Linux have been tested on the above mentioned Operating Systems. It may also work on other Operating Systems that support the use of the installation packages.
  • Use “./resamad --help” or “./resamad -h” to get help content. Use “./resamad –version” to see the agent version.

  • When using Citrix XenServer 5.6, 6.0 and 6.1, you can only install Agents for Unix/Linux based on 32-bit versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 5.
  • If you want to install the Ivanti Automation Agent for Unix/Linux using Ivanti Automation, a Samba client also needs to be installed on the target machine.

SUDO mode

The SUDO mode allows the Unix, Linux, or macOS agent to run as a non-root account. The only prerequisite is to have that user added as a passwordless user in the sudoers file.

To support this, a new switch has been added to the agent configuration command line: -u<user UID number>. For example:

./resamad -ddDISPATCHER.COMPANY.COM -u1000 -t"My Team"

No change is needed in the current modules/projects/runbooks. If there are no security credentials present in the execute command task, the agent will elevate to root and after the script is executed, will revert to the user running the resamad process.


When using multicast in your Ivanti Automation environment, port 3163 needs to be open on the machine running the Agent for Unix/Linux.

For example, you can do this by adjusting the firewall settings using iptables:

  • iptables -A INPUT -m udp -p udp --dport 3163 -j ACCEPT
  • iptables -A INPUT -m tcp -p tcp --dport 3163 -j ACCEPT

After activating the firewall rules, the Agent for Unix/Linux can be configured with:

/usr/local/bin/resamad -dd<Dispatcher IP or hostname> -t<team name>

The AddToTeam switch (-t) can be useful when you want the agent to automatically get its settings from a specific primary team. Multiple teams can be specified: -t"Linux Team1;Linux Team2; Linux Team3"

File Transfer from Microsoft Windows

You may want to use applications such as WinSCP ( or Tunnelier ( to transfer the installation package of the Agent for Unix/Linux from a Microsoft Windows share to the target machine.