Sunday, July 25, 2010

SCX install issue: Agent installation failed.

You are getting this error when deploying an agent:

Failed to allocate resource of type random data: Failed to get random data - not enough entropy

My solution:
At first remove the RPM and files:
  1. rpm -e scx
  2. rm -rf /etc/opt/microsoft/scx
Do this before discovering:
  1. rm -f /dev/random
  2. mknod -m 644 /dev/random c 1 9
  3. chown root:root /dev/random
Then deploy the agent using the wizard.
After that change the settings above again:
  1. rm -f /dev/random
  2. mknod -m 644 /dev/random c 1 8
  3. chown root:root /dev/random
All information is provided "as is" without any warranty! Try in lab before. Handle with care in production.


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