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  1. Log in to Cloudaware account.

  2. Select Admin under your username in the upper right corner.

  3. Locate Breeze in the list of DevOps Integrations. Click 1 Configured.

Manual Installation

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Linux

1. Download the agent installer (click the version for Linux Agent) to the temporary directory.

2. Unpack the archive:

tar xvzf breeze-agent*.tgz
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3. Enter unpacked directory:

cd breeze-agent
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4. Run installation script:

  • as root-user:

./install.sh
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  • or using sudo:

sudo ./install.sh
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Linux Installation Verification:

1) Check the cronjob:

cat /etc/cron.d/breeze-agent
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2) Run the agent manually as root-user or using sudo:

cd /opt/breeze-agent/app.sh
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3) Check the log-file var/log/breeze-agent.log. It should be used only by the cronjob. When agent is run manually, the log data will be printed to STDOUT.

Windows

1. Download the agent installer (click the version for Windows Agent)

2. Run the installer executable file:

(breeze-agent*.exe)
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Breeze Agent will be automatically installed on the system.

Windows Installation Verification:

1) Open the Task Scheduler (Start → Control Panel → Administrative tools → Task Scheduler).

2) Ensure that the scheduled task Breeze Agent has been created.

3) Run the job manually. Check the log-file C:\Program Files\Breeze\agent.log.


Automated Installation

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Installing the Breeze Agent on AWS Elastic Beanstalk can be done using .ebextension configuration files. In this example, we will use EB CLI to deploy new configuration.

1. Upload Breeze Agent installer file somewhere your ElasticBeanstalk environment can reach. We recommend using any S3 bucket with restricted access or the one created by Elastic Beanstalk (used in the example below).

2. Create configuration file in the .ebextension directory that is located in your project directory

Windows-based environment:

files:
  "C:\\breeze-agent.exe":
    source: https://elasticbeanstalk-us-east-1-123456789098.s3.amazonaws.com/breeze-agent.exe
    authentication: S3Auth

commands:
  install_breeze:
    command: IF NOT EXIST "C:\Program Files\Breeze\app.bat" (C:\breeze-agent.exe)

Resources:
  AWSEBAutoScalingGroup:
    Metadata:
      AWS::CloudFormation::Authentication:
        S3Auth:
          type: "s3"
          buckets: ["elasticbeanstalk-us-east-1-123456789098"]
          roleName:
            "Fn::GetOptionSetting":
              Namespace: "aws:autoscaling:launchconfiguration"
              OptionName: "IamInstanceProfile"
              DefaultValue: "aws-elasticbeanstalk-ec2-role"
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Linux-based environment:

files:
  "/tmp/breeze-agent.tgz":
    source: https://elasticbeanstalk-us-east-1-123456789098.s3.amazonaws.com/breeze-agent.tgz
    authentication: S3Auth

commands:
  "install breeze agent":
    test: test ! -d /opt/breeze-agent
    command: tar -xf /tmp/breeze-agent.tgz -C /tmp && /tmp/breeze-agent/install.sh

Resources:
  AWSEBAutoScalingGroup:
    Metadata:
      AWS::CloudFormation::Authentication:
        S3Auth:
          type: "s3"
          buckets: ["elasticbeanstalk-us-east-1-123456789098"]
          roleName:
            "Fn::GetOptionSetting":
              Namespace: "aws:autoscaling:launchconfiguration"
              OptionName: "IamInstanceProfile"
              DefaultValue: "aws-elasticbeanstalk-ec2-role"
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This configuration file contains 3 sections: Files, Commands and Resources (AWS). 

The Files section delivers Breeze Agent installer to the instance from S3 bucket.

The Commands section installs the Breeze Agent.

The Resources section creates an authentication role that allows access to the bucket with Breeze Agent installers to the Elastic Beanstalk.

For more configuration options see AWS documentation.

3. Deploy application with new .ebextension config.

eb deploy
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AWS EC2 User Data script

You can install Breeze agent on AWS EC2 instance's using 'EC2 instance user data' during the initial launch of the instance. The script involves the following steps:

1. Download the agent installer

2. Unpack the installer (for Linux OSs)

3. Run the installer

Since the installer file is customer-related and may contain vulnerable data, it may be challenging to define a secure location where it will be placed and accessible for EC2 instance. Upload the installer file into the location where it will be publicly available for short duration. In our use case we will generate a Presigned AWS S3 object URL for the S3 bucket storing the installer file. 

Upload the Breeze installer file(s) to AWS S3 Bucket

1. Download Breeze agent installers from Cloudaware CMDB.

2. Upload them to the S3 Bucket.

Generate a Presigned object URL for each installer

AWS CLI tool and preconfigured profile in your AWS account are required. Use this line command to generates Presigned object URL:

~$ aws s3 presign s3://breeze-agents/breeze-agent.linux.tgz
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Sample output:

https://breeze-agents.s3.amazonaws.com/breeze-agent.linux.tgz?AWSAccessKeyId=AKTAIGEUHVBDLKKQQ123&Signature=6Iex2E346QQqaaN6Kqw41@23Yt%3*73!&Expires=1555121212

Default lifetime for this URL is 1 hour (or 3600 seconds). You can manually define the URL lifetime by adding -expires-in <time in seconds> option:

~$ aws s3 presign s3://breeze-agents/breeze-agent.linux.tgz --expires-in 300
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Prepare the user data script and launch the instance


Once agent installers are ready, add the script to EC2 instance user data to install Breeze Agent. Replace the presigned URL in the script by the one you generated and insert it into the User data section when launching the instance.

Linux:

#!/bin/bash

URL='<presigned URL to agent installer in your S3 bucket>'

# download agent installer
curl $URL -o /tmp/breeze-agent.tgz

# unpack agent installer
sudo tar -xf /tmp/breeze-agent.tgz -C /tmp

# install agent
sudo /tmp/breeze-agent/install.sh
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Windows:

<powershell>
function New-TemporaryDirectory {
  $parent = [System.IO.Path]::GetTempPath()
  [string]$name = [System.Guid]::NewGuid()
  New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path (Join-Path $parent $name)
}

$url = "<presigned URL to agent installer in your S3 bucket>"
$tmp_dir = New-TemporaryDirectory
$agent_sfx = "$tmp_dir\breeze-agent.exe"

# download agent installer
(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile($url, $agent_sfx)

# install agent
Start-Process $agent_sfx -ArgumentList '-gm2' -NoNewWindow -Wait

# clean up
Remove-Item "$tmp_dir" -recurse
</powershell>
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Windows must have Powershell preinstalled. This script will work for all Windows Server versions starting 2012 R2 and newer.

SCCM

To install Breeze Agent via SCCM, we recommend using PowerShell script that will download the agent installer to a target machine and install it.

Download the Breeze Agent installer to any location where it can be downloaded by the target machine. In our example, we will use a shared folder with permission for account that set as Client Push Installation account for SCCM Site.

1. Create a new script in Software Library using the sample below.

2. Change the $url variable to your Breeze Agent installer location.

3. Make sure that target systems have access to the installer’s location.

4. Run the script on system or group to install Breeze Agent.

Script sample:

function New-TemporaryDirectory {
  $parent = [System.IO.Path]::GetTempPath()
  [string]$name = [System.Guid]::NewGuid()
  New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path (Join-Path $parent $name)
}

$url = "\\10.0.0.69\d\breeze-agent.exe"
$tmp_dir = New-TemporaryDirectory
$agent_sfx = "$tmp_dir\breeze-agent.exe"

# download agent installer
(New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile($url, $agent_sfx)

# install agent
Start-Process $agent_sfx -ArgumentList '-gm2' -NoNewWindow -Wait

# clean up
Remove-Item "$tmp_dir" -recurse
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Chef

1. Clone the public-utilities repo to your server:

git clone https://github.com/cloudaware/public-utilities.git
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2. Put your Breeze Agent installer files to the public-utilities/chef-modules/breeze-agent/files directory. Ensure the files are named breeze-agent-linux.tgz and breeze-agent-windows.exe.

3. Copy Breeze Agent cookbook to your cookbook directory and upload it to the server:

cp -r public-utilities/chef-modules/breeze-agent ~/cookbooks/
knife cookbook upload breeze-agent
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4. Create the breeze-agent role:

export EDITOR=vim #any other editor can be selected, like nano for instance
knife role create breeze-agent
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Once in the editor, replace everything with the following and save:

{
  "name": "breeze-agent",
  "description": "",
  "json_class": "Chef::Role",
  "default_attributes": {},
  "override_attributes": {},
  "chef_type": "role",
  "run_list": [ "recipe[breeze-agent]" ],
  "env_run_lists": {}
}
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5. Add the role to the nodes that you need or to all nodes using your web interface or the folowing command:

knife node run_list add $NODE_NAME 'role[breeze-agent]' #Where $NODE_NAME is the name of the actual node
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To add the role to all nodes, run:

for node in `knife node list`;do knife node run_list add $node 'role[breeze-agent]';done;
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Next chef-client will apply the changes on the nodes. Please note that it may take some time.

Puppet

1. Put the Puppet module folder to the /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules/.

2. Put Breeze Agent installer files to the /etc/puppetlabs/code/environments/production/modules/breeze_agent/files directory.

3. Attach breeze_agent class to the necessary group in the Puppet Dashboard.

4. Add the required variables breeze_package_linux and breeze_package_windows.

Ansible

1. Put Breeze Agent installer files to the 'files' directory.

2. Specify the installer file name and hosts in breeze_agent_linux.yml and breeze_agent_windows.yml

- hosts: linux
  vars:
    linux_agent: linux-breeze-agent.tgz
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Installation on VM managed by vCenter

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Since VM ID cannot be used as a unique identifier across multiple vCenter Servers, you should perform additional configuration when installing Breeze on vCenter VMs.

Once the agent is installed:

1. Create a file etc/tags in the Breeze agent’s directory:

Linux: /opt/breeze-agent/etc/tags

Windows: C:\Program Files\Breeze\etc\tags

2. Add the following key-value pair lines:

vmware.vmid=vm-123456
vmware.service.uuid=1111-22-33-44-555555
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WHERE vmware.vmid - moRef ID, vmware.service.uuid - instanceUuid from the API-call described here.

Proxy support

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To add the proxy support to Breeze agent, you need to edit the startup script:

On Linux:

Open file /opt/breeze-agent/app.sh

Add the next line before the string ruby ./app.rb:

export http_proxy="http://1.2.3.4:3128"
./app.rb # this line already exist in file
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On Windows:

Open file C:\Program Files\Breeze\app.bat

Add the next line before the string ruby

app.rb >> agent.log 2>&1:
set http_proxy=http://1.2.3.4:3128
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