Configuration

System location

On Unix, the agent reads its configuration from a configuration file named agent.cfg, whose location depends of the installation method:

  • /etc/glpi-agent/agent.cfg on FHS compliant systems

  • /Applications/GLPI-Agent/etc/agent.cfg on MacOS X pkg

More globally, you'll find that file in the GLPI Agent installation directory.

It is strongly discouraged to change this file, as you will probably loose your configuration on update (especially if you use a linux or MacOS X package).

Just ensure the include conf.d/ is not commented (does not starts with a #). Your specific configuration should then go to any conf.d/*.cfg file.

On Windows, the agent read its configuration from a registry key, whose location may depends on architecture:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GLPI-Agent is the default,

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GLPI-Agent for 32bits agent installed on a 64bits system.

But windows portable version will use agent.cfg located under etc folder unless --config=registry option is used.

Parameter syntax

Most of the configuration options are single-valued; you can use a comma (,) as separator for multi-valued ones:

In configuration file:

logger = stderr,file

On command-line:

glpi-agent --logger=stderr,file
glpi-agent --logger stderr,file

Available parameters

Note

Most configuration options can be specified on command line ; this will override configuration file values in that case.

The only required configuration parameter is an execution target, which depends on the mode you will use:

  • server: a server URL, such as https://my-glpi-server/, or https://my-glpi-server/front/inventory.php,

  • local: full path for local directory, like /tmp/inventory.

Hint

If you're using GLPI 10+, you may want to use GlpiInventory plugin as a replacement for FusionInventory plugin netdiscovery, netinventory, deploy, collect and esx tasks management until this will be integrated in core.

Caution

About the server URL to use as server parameter, it will depends on you server and plugins installation:

  • If you're using GLPI 9.5.x with FusionInventory for GLPI plugin 9.5+3.0:

Your server URL should look like: https://my-glpi-server/plugins/fusioninventory/

  1. If you're not using GlpiInventory plugin:

Your server URL should look like: https://my-glpi-server/, or https://my-glpi-server/front/inventory.php

  1. If you have installed GlpiInventory plugin via Marketplace:

Your server URL should look like: https://my-glpi-server/marketplace/glpiinventory/

  1. If you have installed GlpiInventory plugin manually under /plugins GLPI folder:

Your server URL should look like: https://my-glpi-server/plugins/glpiinventory/

server

Specifies the server to use both as a controller for the agent, and as a recipient for task execution output.

If the given value start with http:// or https://, it is assumed to be an URL, and used directly. Otherwise, it is assumed to be an hostname, and interpreted as http://hostname/inventory.

Multiple values can be specified, using a comma as a separator.

Warning

Using multiple targets implies multiple executions of the same inventory ; this is not just a matter of targets. This can lead to different results, see Multiple execution targets.

local

Write the results of tasks execution locally. Exact behaviour according to given path:

  • if parameter is a directory, a file will be created therein

  • if parameter is a file, it will be used directly

  • if parameter is -, STDOUT will be used

Multiple values can be specified, using a comma as a separator.

Warning

Using multiple targets implies multiple executions of the same inventory ; this is not just a matter of targets. This can lead to different results, see Multiple execution targets.

include

This directive can only be used from a configuration file and permits to specify a file or a path from where to load any *.cfg files.

The default is conf.d to load any <INSTALLDIR>/etc/conf.d/*.cfg file.

conf-reload-interval

Automatically reload agent configuration after the given delay in seconds. The default is 0 which value just disables the feature.

delaytime

Specifies the upper limit, in seconds, for the initial delay before contacting the control server. The default is 3600.

The actual delay is computed randomly between TIME / 2 and TIME seconds.

This directive is used for initial contact only, and ignored thereafter in favor of server-provided value in response from prolog or Contact request.

lazy

Do not contact the control server before next scheduled time.

This directive is used when the agent is run in the foreground (not as a daemon) only.

no-task

Disables given task.

Multiple values can be specified, using a comma as a separator.

tasks

Define tasks to run and in which order.

Using ... string in a list means run all remaining tasks.

Multiple values can be specified, using a comma as a separator.

proxy

Specifies the URL of the HTTP proxy to use. By default, the agent uses HTTP_PROXY environment variable.

user

Specifies the user to use for HTTP authentication on the server.

password

Specifies the password to use for HTTP authentication on the server.

ca-cert-dir

Specifies the directory containing indexed Certification Authority (CA) certificates.

This directory must contain the certificate files corresponding to different certificate authorities in Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) format. The file name of each certificate file must match the hash value of the certificate's subject field and use the .0 extension.

You can obtain the hash value of the certificate's subject field and copy the CA.crt certificate to the expected place following this snippet:

$ CA_CERT_DIR=/etc/glpi-agent/ca-cert-dir
$ openssl x509 -in CA.crt -subject_hash -noout
b760f1ce
* cp -a CA.crt $CA_CERT_DIR/b760f1ce.0
ca-cert-file

Specifies the file containing aggregated Certification Authority (CA) certificates.

ssl-cert-file

Specifies the file containing SSL client certificate to use when connecting to server target or for WinRM remote inventory.

ssl-fingerprint

Specifies the fingerprint of the ssl server certificate to trust.

The fingerprint to use can be retrieved in agent log by temporarily enabling no-ssl-check option.

no-ssl-check

Disables server SSL certificate validation. The default is 0 (false).

timeout

Specifies a timeout, in seconds, for server connections.

no-httpd

Disables the embedded web interface, used to receive execution requests from the GLPI server or serve httpd plugins. The default is 0 (false).

httpd-ip

Specifies the network interface to use for the embedded web interface. The default is to use all available ones.

httpd-port

Specifies the network port to use for the embedded web interface. The default is 62354.

httpd-trust

Specifies which IP address should be trusted, for execution requests. The default is to only accept requests from the control servers.

All formats supported by Net::IP can be used (IP addresses, IP addresses ranges, networks in CIDR notatation), as well as hostnames.

Multiple values can be specified, using a comma as a separator.

logger

Specifies the logger backend to use. The possible values are:

  • file: log messages in a file.

  • stderr: log messages directly in the console.

  • syslog: log messages through the local syslog server.

Multiple values can be specified, using a comma as a separator.

logfile

Specifies the file to use for the file logger backend.

logfile-maxsize

Specifies the maximum size for the log file, in MB. When the max size is reached, the file is truncated. The default is unlimited.

logfacility

Specifies the syslog facility to use for the syslog logger backend. The default is LOG_USER.

color

Enables color display for the stderr logger backend.

This directive is used on Unix only.

debug

Specifies the level of verbosity for log content. The possible values are:

  • 0: basic agent processing

  • 1: extended agent processing

  • 2: messages exchanged with the server and activates traces from Net::SSLeay if used

no-compression

Disable compression when exchanging informations with GLPI Server. The default is to compress data.

This directive is only supported when server option is set.

listen

Force agent to always listen for requests on httpd interface, even when no target is defined with server or local option.

This directive does nothing if server or local option is set.

vardir

Set dedicated vardir path as agent storage. The default is <INSTALLDIR>/var on MacOSX, win32 or source install and generally /var/lib/glpi-agent on linux/unix when installed with a package.

Task-specific parameters

tag

Specifies an arbitrary string to add to output. This can be used as an additional decision criteria on server side.

This directive is only for inventory or esx task only.

no-category

Disables given category in output. The possible values can be listed running glpi-agent --list-categories. Some available categories:

  • printer

  • software

  • environment

  • process

  • user

Multiple values can be specified, using a comma as a separator.

This directive is used for inventory task only.

additional-content

Specifies an XML file whose content will be automatically merged with output. If inventory format is JSON, you can also specify a JSON file from which content base node will be merged.

This directive is used for inventory task only.

scan-homedirs

Enables scanning user home directories for virtual machines (Any OS) or licenses (MacOS X only) . The default is 0 (false).

This directive is used for inventory task only.

scan-profiles

Enables scanning profiles for softwares installation (Win32). The default is 0 (false).

This directive is used for inventory task only.

force

Execute the task, even if not required by the server.

This directive is used for inventory task only.

backend-collect-timeout

Specifies the timeout in seconds for task modules execution. The default is 300.

This directive is used for inventory task only.

no-p2p

Disables peer to peer for downloading files.

This directive is used for deploy task only.

html

Output inventory in HTML format.

This directive is used for inventory task and for local target only.

json

Use JSON as inventory format.

This directive is used for inventory task.

remote

Specify a remote inventory definition to be used by Remote inventory task.