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Creating agents, troubleshooting install problems
This page is for Windows installations only. Linux and others contain their own installation instructions and information.
Please be aware of the install notes that are displayed once you have gone through the agent software creation steps.
The installation steps should get you a running agent. If you have problems, please post your question here in these forums.
-You must install using an account which has full administrative access or the installer may be unable to update the firewall.
-Security software running on the PC/device may try to prevent the firewall update or the agent from communicating over the Internet which is required.
-Creating a new agent means installing software on your PC/device and its associated report in your control panel.
The software must be downloaded and installed before your report starts receiving data that it can display.
The agent software is associated to a report in your control panel. If you remove the software from your PC/device, the associated report will no longer be updated. Likewise, if you remove the agent from your agents list, your PC/device agent will no longer be able to update its associated report. Even if a report is no longer being updated, you may keep it on OutagesIO until it is auto removed. A warning will be sent before removal, offering an opportunity to re-install the software on your PC/device.
If you see 'please wait while the credentials are being checked' and nothing else happens or notice that the agent is not communicating with your dashboard, this usually means the installer was not able to continue properly.
The main reasons this could happen are;
-the wrong keys were entered. Be sure to cut/paste the keys being shown after you click on the agree button.
-the installation was not started with a user that has full administrative access to the PC
-the installer was not able to update the firewall for some reason or there is a virus scanner or some other protective service preventing the installation from completing.
If the local firewall is not updated, the service will not be allowed to communicate over the Internet and so cannot reach the OutagesIO network to start running.
If you do not see the Echo Networks Service rule after trying to install an agent, it means something blocked the installer.
You could try manually creating the rule as shown in the image and making sure the user doing the install has full administrative access.
Next, check to see if the software was in fact installed. If it was, after adding the firewall rule, you may only need to restart the Echo Networks service then check the dashboard for that agent to see if it is communicating.
The other option is to uninstall the agent first, then re-install as usual and this time it should work.
Reasons for seeing '24hrs to complete install
Creating an agent also requires downloading and installing the software on the PC/device in order to begin sending data to its associated report.
The agent is not installed correctly. If you do not see hops in the Standard view/Recent events and/or Pings coming in, it means something is blocking the agent from fully communicating with OutagesIO.
This usually means either ICMP is blocked on your PC/device or router or firewall.
Auto removed - This ID (agent) will be automatically removed 24hrs from the time it was created to prevent cluttering your control panel.
Simply create a new agent if the current one is removed before you completed the installation.