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Run the NQC Satellite on Linux

Step 1

Download and install the latest MyConnection Server.

Step 2

Once installed go to the /www folder in the MCS installation directory.

Locate the linux_nqcsatellite.tar file.

Copy/move this tar file to the Linux system that requires the NQC Satellite installation.

Step 3

On the linux machine browse to the directory that contains the tar file.

Untar this file using the command below:

tar -xvf linux_nqcsatellite.tar

This will list the two files contained within. They should be nqc.tar and nqc_configure.sh

 

Step 4

Run the configuration script using the command below:

sudo sh nqc_configure.sh

 

Step 5

The configure script will go through a few steps to complete the install/upgrade.

These steps are:

1) Installation directory. The script will locate the exisiting installation folder if one exists. If not, specify a directory for the install.

If a directory does exist, and you choose to install to this directoy, you will be prompted to confirm the overwrite with a y/n keystroke.

2) What local endpoint IP address? Specify the local IP address you want to use for the NQC Satellite.

3) What web management port? Specify the port you wish to access the web management on.

4) Unique name. Enter a unique name for the NQC Satellite. This will help identify it when permitting in MCS.

5) Installation type. This determines if the NQC Satellite should run automatically when the machine start or requires a manual start. Use the y/n keystrokes to confirm your choice.

That completes the process.

The NQC Satellite should then be accessible from a browser using the IP and web management port chosen in the steps above.

Step 6

The next step is to allow the agent access to MyConnection Server so it can be assigned a test workload.

The unique name chosen during start up will appear under the Internal Name column.

To Permit the agent click the permit link to the far right of the agent, as shown on the right.

A pop up will appear that allows the user to assign an RA there and then, for the time being just click Permit without adding a remote agent.

Step 7 - Using a NQC Agent

The NQC Agent performs automated tests to a MyConnection Server, Satellite Server, NQC Server or Access server appliance.

The NQC Agent work order can be assigned when launching the NQC Agent on the client device as shown in Step 3, alternatively the Agent work can be assigned to one or more NQC Agents using the MCS Connected Device interface. In the MCS Connected Devices screen, select the NQC component and the click the 'Assign RA task' pull-down menu in the blue box, and click the RA work order to be assigned. The assigned work order should now appear in the RA column for the selected NQC Agent(s).

To remove a RA work order from a NQC Agent, in the MCS Connected Devices screen select the NQC component and the click the Assign RA task' pull-down menu in the blue box, then click the [Unassign Tasks] option at the bottom of the pull-down list. The RA column should now show [Not Assigned] for the selected NQC Agent(s).

NOTE: When adding, changing or removing a RA work order for a NQC Agent, the status will change to red 'Permitted, not connected' temporarily while the NQC Agent is updated. The status should return to green 'Permitted' within a couple minutes.

For information on creating a RA work order click here.

Step 8 - Using an NQC Agent Server (supports automated tests initiated from MCS RA, NQC Agents, Access appliances)

1. In the MCS Connected Devices screen, select the NQC component and the click the 'Advanced' link in the blue box.

2. Check the 'Change Server settings', change the pull-down menu to 'Agent' as shown below, then click 'Apply Changes'. This will enable the Agent Server for automated testing.

The ports specified in the 'Change Server settings' option need to be open for the test type(s) to be conducted.

For information on how to modify a RA work order to test to a NQC Agent Server, MCS Satellite Server or AccessCXM/CS appliance, click here.

NOTE: NetQCheck Agent Servers can be used with any MCS license that includes a CAT license.

Step 9 – Using an NQC Server (supports automated tests and browser-based tests)

NetQCheck Servers extend a MCS with additional testing points of presence with support for both browser tests and automated tests but without the MCS administration, database or reporting functions. The test result data for tests conducted to a NetQCheck Server will be logged to the MCS database.

1. In the MCS Connected Devices screen, select the NQC component and the click the 'Advanced' link in the blue box.

2. Check the 'Change Server settings', change the pull-down menu to 'Server' as shown below, then click 'Apply Changes'. This will enable the Server for automated testing.

The Connected Devices list should now show your NQC component Server Status as 'Enabled'.

The ports specified in the 'Change Server settings' option need to be open for the test type(s) to be conducted.

For information on publishing a browser test to an NetQCheck Server click here

NOTE: NetQCheck Servers are licensed per server, licenses can be purchased together with or added to a MCS license.

Useful Tutorials

Creating a remote agent and then assigning it to the NQC Agent

 

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