fusioninventory-agent man page

fusioninventory-agent — FusionInventory agent For Linux/UNIX, Windows and MacOSX

Synopsis

fusioninventory-agent [options] [--server server|--local path]

Target definition options:
  -s --server=URI                send tasks result to a server
  -l --local=PATH                write tasks results locally
Target scheduling options:
  --delaytime=LIMIT              maximum delay before first target,
                                   in seconds (3600)
  --lazy                         do not contact the target before
                                 next scheduled time
Task selection options:
  --list-tasks                   list available tasks and exit
  --no-task=TASK[,TASK]...       do not run given task
  --tasks=TASK1[,TASK]...[,...]  run given tasks in given order
Inventory task specific options:
  --no-category=CATEGORY         do not list given category items
  --scan-homedirs                scan user home directories (false)
  --scan-profiles                scan user profiles (false)
  --html                         save the inventory as HTML (false)
  -f --force                     always send data to server (false)
  --backend-collect-timeout=TIME timeout for inventory modules
                                   execution (30)
  --additional-content=FILE      additional inventory content file
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=PASSWORD         password for server authentication
  --ca-cert-dir=DIRECTORY        CA certificates directory
  --ca-cert-file=FILE            CA certificates file
  --no-ssl-check                 do not check server SSL certificate
                                   (false)
  --timeout=TIME                 connection timeout, in seconds (180)
Web interface options:
  --no-httpd                     disable embedded web server (false)
  --httpd-ip=IP                  network interface to listen to (all)
  --httpd-port=PORT              network port to listen to (62354)
  --httpd-trust=IP               trust requests without authentication
                                   token (false)
Logging options:
  --logger=BACKEND               logger backend (stderr)
  --logfile=FILE                 log file
  --logfile-maxsize=SIZE         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
  --conf-file=FILE                   configuration file
  --conf-reload-interval=<SECONDS>   number of seconds between two
                                       configuration reloadings
Execution mode options:
  -w --wait=LIMIT                maximum delay before execution,
                                   in seconds
  -d --daemon                    run the agent as a daemon (false)
  --no-fork                      don't fork in background (false)
  -t --tag=TAG                   add given tag to inventory results
  --debug                        debug mode (false)
  --setup                        print the agent setup directories
                                   and exit
  --version                      print the version and exit
  --no-win32-ole-workaround      [win32 only] disable win32 work-around
                                   used to better handle Win32::OLE apis.
                                   !!! Use it at your own risk as you may
                                   experiment perl crash under win32 !!!

Description

The fusioninventory-agent agent is a generic multi-platform agent. It can perform a large array of management tasks, such as local inventory, software deployment or network discovery. It can be used either standalone, or in combination with a compatible server (OCS, GLPI, OTRS) acting as a centralized control point.

Options

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

Target definition options

-s, --server=URI

Send the 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:

% --server=http://servername/ocsinventory

In general, OCS Inventory server URL have this format:

http://servername/ocsinventory

and FusionInventory for GLPI this one:

http://servername/glpi/plugins/fusioninventory/front/plugin_fusioninventory.communication.php

Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator.

-l, --local=PATH

Write the results of tasks execution locally.

Exact behaviour according to given path:

·
if PATH is a directory, a file will be created therein
·
if PATH is a file, it will be used directly
·
if PATH is '-', STDOUT will be used

Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator.

Target scheduling options

--delaytime=LIMIT
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).
--lazy
Do not contact the target before next scheduled time.

This option is only available when the agent is not run as a server.

Task selection options

--list-tasks
List all available tasks, tasks planned for execution and exit
--no-task=TASK
Do not run given task.

Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator. See option --list-tasks for the list of available tasks.
--tasks=TASK
Run given tasks in given order.

Multiple tasks can be specified, using comma as a separator. A task can be specified several times. if '...' is given as last element, all other available tasks are executed.

See option --list-tasks for the list of available tasks.

Examples : * --tasks=inventory,deploy,inventory
First task executed is 'inventory', second task is 'deploy', third and last
task is 'inventory'.

* --tasks=inventory,deploy,...
First executed task is 'inventory', second task is 'deploy' and then all
other available tasks are executed.

Inventory task specific options

--no-category=CATEGORY

Do not list given category items in inventory.

Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator. The available categories are:

·
battery
·
controller
·
cpu
·
drive
·
environment
·
input
·
license
·
local_group
·
local_user
·
lvm
·
memory
·
modem
·
monitor
·
network
·
printer
·
process
·
slot
·
software
·
sound
·
storage
·
usb
·
user
·
video
·
virtualmachine
--scan-homedirs
Allow the agent to scan home directories for virtual machines.
--scan-profiles
Allow the agent to scan user profiles for softwares.
--html
Save the inventory as HTML.

This is only used for local inventories.
-f, --force
Send an inventory to the server, even if this last one doesn't ask for it.
--backend-collect-timeout=TIME
Timeout for inventory modules execution.
--additional-content=FILE
Additional inventory content file.

This file should be an XML file, using same syntax as the one produced by the agent.

Package deployment task specific options

--no-p2p
Do not use peer to peer to download files.

Server target specific options

-P, --proxy=PROXY
Use PROXY as HTTP proxy.

By default, the agent uses HTTP_PROXY environment variable.
-u USER, --user=USER
Use USER for server authentication.
-p, --password=PASSWORD
Use PASSWORD for server authentication.
--ca-cert-dir=DIRECTORY
CA certificates directory.
--ca-cert-file=FILE
CA certificates file.
--no-ssl-check
Do not check server SSL certificate.
--timeout=TIME
Timeout for server connections.

Web interface options

--no-httpd
Disable the embedded web server.
--httpd-ip=IP
The network interface to use for the embedded web server (all).
--httpd-port=PORT
The network port to use for the embedded web server (62354).
--httpd-trust=IP
Trust requests from given addresses without authentication token (false).

For example: "192.168.0.0/24", "192.168.168.0.5" or an IP range like "20.34.101.207 - 201.3.9.99". Hostnames are also accepted. See Net::IP documentation to get more example.

Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator.

Logging options

--logger=BACKEND

Logger backend to use.

Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator. The available backends are:

·
stderr: log messages directly in the console.
·
file: log messages in a file.
·
syslog: log messages through the local syslog server.

Multiple values can be specified, using comma as a separator.

--logfile=FILE
Log message in FILE (implies File logger backend).
--logfile-maxsize=SIZE
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.
--logfacility=FACILITY
Syslog facility to use (default LOG_USER).
--color
Display color on the terminal, when the Stderr backend is used.

This options is ignored on Windows.

Configuration options

--config=BACKEND

Configuration backend to use.

The available backends are:

·
file: read configuration from a file (default anywhere else as Windows).
·
registry: read configuration from the registry (default on Windows).
·
none: don't read any configuration.
--conf-file=FILE
Use FILE as configuration file (implies file configuration backend).
--conf-reload-interval=SECONDS
SECONDS is the number of seconds between two configuration reloadings. Default value is 0, which means that configuration is never reloaded. Minimum value is 60. If given value is less than this minimum, it is set to this minimum. If given value is less than 0, it is set to 0.

Execution mode options

-w LIMIT, --wait=LIMIT
Wait a random delay whose value is computed randomly between 0 and LIMIT seconds, before execution. This is useful when execution is triggered from some kind of system scheduling on multiple clients, to spread the server load.
-d, --daemon
Run the agent as a daemon.
--no-fork
Don't fork in background.

This is only useful when running as a daemon.
--pidfile=FILE
Store pid in FILE.

This is only useful when running as a daemon.
--tag=TAG
Add the given tag to every inventory results.
--debug
Turn the debug mode on. You can use the parameter up to 3 times in a row to increase the verbosity (e.g: --debug --debug).

Level 3 turns on the debug mode of some external libraries like Net::SSLeay. These messages will only be be printed on STDERR.
--setup
Print the agent setup directories and exit.
--version
Print the version and exit.

Info

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