Automated Agent Installation
The EAM allows an agent Gateway to be automatically configured from text files the first time the Gateway is started. This capability is enormously useful when installing multiple agent Gateways in your network, as otherwise you must install each Gateway, log in, and install and configure the EAM agent. To automatically configure an agent, you must add two files to the Ignition /data folder before startup: init.properties and eam-install.properties. Example contents are below. After the files have been read, they are renamed to .init.properties.bak and .eam-install.properties.bak. A typical application for this capability would be a script that creates the init files and adds them to an ignition.zip that is distributed to many machines.
Note 1: For init.properties, you are not required to use all the settings shown below. The Gateway will use its standard default settings instead.
Note 2: Multiple Gateway Network connection settings are managed by numbering each setting. The first set of connection settings must contain “0” in the setting name after “gateway.network.” . For example, you can create two outgoing connections with different IP addresses like so: