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Install agent

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2018

The Server Guard Agent plug-in is already integrated in operating system images. When purchasing an ECS instance, you can enable the Activate the Server Guard (Basic Version) for free option at the operating system images selection stage. By doing this, the Server Security (Server Guard) Agent plug-in is installed by default on your purchased ECS instance.

You can log on to the Alibaba Cloud Security Server Guard console, and check the Server Guard Agent online status of each server on the asset management page.

If the Server Guard Agent of a server is offline, you can manually download and install the Server Guard Agent plug-in by following the installation process.

Manual installation (non-Alibaba Cloud servers are also supported)

Note: The third-party security software installed in advance (such as dongles and cloud locks) may cause the Server Guard Agent installation to fail on the server. We recommend that you check for and disable or uninstall such software before installing the Server Guard Agent plug-in.

  1. Log on to Alibaba Cloud Security Server Guard console, and click Settings.

  2. Click Install Server Guard to go to the Server Guard Agent installation page.

  3. Choose the installation steps according to the operating system of your server, and follow the steps to install the latest version of the Server Guard Agent plug-in.

    • Windows

      1. On the Server Guard Agent installation page, download the Server Guard Agent plug-in installation file to your local computer by clicking Click to Download.

      2. Upload the installation file to your Windows-based server. For example, you can upload the installation file using FTP tool.

      3. Log on to your Windows-based server as an administrator, and run the Server Guard Agent plug-in installation file to complete the installation.

        Note: During the installation of the Server Guard Agent plug-in, you may be prompted to enter the install verification key. The verification key is used to associate the Server Guard Agent with your Alibaba Cloud account, so that you can use relevant functionalities to protect your server on the Alibaba Cloud Security Server Guard console with the account.

        The install verification key is displayed on the Server Guard Agent installation page.

    • Linux

      1. On the Server Guard Agent installation page, choose Alibaba Cloud Server or Non-Alibaba Cloud Server according to your server type.

      2. Log on to your Linux-based server as an administrator.

      3. Choose the installation command for 32-bit or 64-bit according to your server, and copy the command to the server.

      4. Run the installation command to download and install the Server Guard Agent plug-in.

        Note: This installation command contains the latest Server Guard Agent plug-in version that is downloaded from the Alibaba Cloud site. Make sure that your server is connected to the public network.

  4. Approximately five minutes after the installation is completed, you can view the Server Guard Agent online status on the Alibaba Cloud Security Server Guard console.

    • The status of the Alibaba Cloud server changes from offline to online.
    • The non-Alibaba Cloud server is added to the server list.

After installation, if the Server Guard Agent status of your server is offline, see Troubleshoot Agent offline issue.

Note

For non-Alibaba Cloud server, you must install the Server Guard Agent plug-in by using the installation program (for Windows server) or the installation command (for Linux server).

If the Server Guard Agent plug-in is installed on your non-Alibaba Cloud server through the following methods, you have to delete the Server Guard Agent folder, and re-install the Server Guard Agent plug-in by following the preceding manual installation steps:

  • Install multiple servers with the image that has the Server Guard Agent plug-in installed.
  • Copy the files of the Server Guard Agent plug-in to the server directly from another server that has the Server Guard Agent plug-in installed.

Location of the Server Guard Agent plug-in folder

  • Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Alibaba\Aegis
  • Linux: /usr/local/aegis
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