Posted on 07-19-2016 05:31 AM
Samanage shipped a new installer for their agent, and the structure is completely different than the PKG-based install they previously had. Here's how I deployed it.
This script should be version-safe, as long as they don't change the structure again. Note, there's an options file that extracts alongside the .app, where you can set the agent to auto-update. I'd recommend this, to avoid having to keep repackaging their agent every time they ship a new release.
#!/bin/sh #In the latest version, Samanage changed from a PKG install to DMG+script #This means we no longer have the ability to pull the installer on-demand with cURL echo "Running Samanage agent install" # Uninstall current SAManage agent echo "Trying to remove old Samanage agent" /Applications/Samanage*.app/Contents/Resources/uninstaller.sh # Install the SAManage Mac agent from /tmp/samanage copied by Casper echo "Running the installer" /tmp/samanage/Samanage_Agent_*.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode unattended # Clean-up # Remove the samanage files from /tmp rm -rf /tmp/samanage/ echo "Exiting with success" exit 0
Posted on 09-19-2016 03:19 PM
Works like a champ. Thanks for posting!
According to Samanage as long as you have all the files in the orginal DMG you moved into the /tmp directory the Agent should always auto-update unless you tell it not to. Which I agree with you, it doesn't really provide much value that way.
Good work @pmcgurn
Posted on 09-27-2016 02:25 PM
We ended up having to use this method to deploy.
/private/tmp/samange/./Samange_Agent_/Contents/MacOS/osx-intel --mode unattended
Posted on 01-10-2017 08:33 AM
Could you possibly give a bit more detail with regards to building the DMG-based package? I've tried snapshots/editing current ones, but I can't come up with an installer that creates the samanage folder in /tmp. The package reports that it installed, but no files are copied.
Copying the files with ARD and then running the script above works, but we'd like to automate the whole process.
Are you able to help at all?
Posted on 02-14-2017 12:56 PM
@uoscasper I've recreated the steps above to get this working along with a bit more detail. Thanks @pmcgurn your steps were super helpful.
1. Download the new DMG from your Setup area in Samanage (Setup > Deployment > Mac > click Download)
2. Open Composer > click New > Normal Snapshot 3. Navigate to /library/ (press cmd g for file path window)
4. Create tmp folder in library so you now have /library/tmp/
5. Mount/open SAManage-Agent-for-Mac.dmg > drag contents to /library/tmp/
6. In Composer, Create Package Source > Build as DMG
7. Upload new DMG to the JSS
1. Go to your JSS > Settings > Computer Management > Scripts
2. Create new script called "Samanage" > click Options tab > under Priority select "after"
3. Upload the script below (note: I did not create the script with the dmg in Composer because this did not work for me)
4. Create a policy that includes the new Samanage dmg you've created along with the script created in step 3.
echo "Running Samanage agent install" # Uninstall current SAManage agent echo "Trying to remove old Samanage agent" /Applications/Samanage*.app/Contents/Resources/uninstaller.sh # Install the SAManage Mac agent from /tmp/samanage copied by Casper echo "Running the installer" /library/tmp/Samanage_Agent_*.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --mode unattended # Clean-up # Remove the samanage files from /tmp rm -rf /library/tmp/ echo "Exiting with success" exit 0
Posted on 07-03-2017 07:23 AM
Do you include the DMG / Script on the image or just let the policy install it?
Posted on 07-03-2017 08:48 AM
You can include the DMG and script all in one policy.
06-03-2022 10:17 AM - edited 06-03-2022 10:18 AM
I have problem with using this. I get this error. Please help
Script result: Running Samanage agent install
Trying to remove old Samanage agent /Library/Application Support/JAMF/tmp/Install or Update Solarwinds Discovery Agent: line 7: /Applications/Samanage*.app/Contents/Resources/uninstaller.sh: No such file or directory /Library/Application Support/JAMF/tmp/Install or Update Solarwinds Discovery Agent: line 8: /Applications/Solarwinds Discovery Agent_*.app/Contents/Resources/uninstaller.sh: No such file or directory Running the installer There has been an error. No origin file found that matched /Library/tmp/data/Solarwinds Discovery Agent.app Exiting with success