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Giancarlo

Windows Agent - Native Installer

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Giancarlo

Dear Domotz Community,

 

around one year and half ago, we released our first production version of the Domotz Agent Manager for Windows. It was basically an installer wrapper and manager for a Linux Virtual Machine (with a Domotz Agent inside) managed through Oracle VM VirtualBox. 

 

So far, that Manager has been installed by hundreds of professional users, on thousands of servers/machine. However, that Windows Agent Manager had some limitations (for instance it cannot be installed on a Virtual Machine on its own, or it did require some additional memory and CPU just to start the internal VM).

 

We are now glad to announce that the Development Team is finalizing a Windows Native Version of our Domotz Agent. We are now in a Beta testing phase, with some of our powerful users already tried it.

 

We would like to invite the community to try the following Beta Version:

 

Domotz Windows Agent - 2.8.5 - beta

Domotz Windows Agent P2.8.5 - A2.9.6 - beta

 

Once downloaded, the installer will guide you through a smooth installation process.

 

The Agent has been successfully tested on different version of Windows, including Windows 10 Home and Pro. 

 

There are the following known limitation on the current version:

  • The software is still not signed (marked as Unknown publisher). During the installation, you will be required to click on "More info" and then click on "Run anyway".
  • Some features are still under development:
    • VPN on Demand is not available on this version. We are working on this.
    • Manufacturer drivers based on SSH protocol are not working (e.g. Control4, some PDUs, etc). We are working on this.
  • The mechanism for auto-upgrade of the package has not been finalized. Therefore, a newer version of the Agent need to be manually installed.
  • Local Agent Web Interface (available on port 3000) can only be accessed from the same PC/Workstation on localhost (http://127.0.0.1:3000).
  • Icons need to be amended. 

 

We would really appreciate your feedback on the usage of this new Agent. Our plan is to release a production version in the next few weeks, directly available through the Domotz Portal.

 

If you are in need for a license to test this beta version, do not hesitate to contact our Support (email to support@domotz.com).

 

Thanks for your help with this,

Giancarlo

 

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SurePointIT

Is it now possible to run this on a server that is already a hypervisor, like Hyper-V? The previous version wanted to run VirtualBox along side Hyper-V and that wouldn't work.

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Giancarlo
1 hour ago, SurePointIT said:

Is it now possible to run this on a server that is already a hypervisor, like Hyper-V? The previous version wanted to run VirtualBox along side Hyper-V and that wouldn't work.

 

That's correct. This new version can be installed on a Virtual Machine as well. Please send an email to support@domotz.com if you find any issue, or if you need a beta license for testing this version.

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