Installing and configuring ArcServe 16.1 agent on Fedora 20

A quick note about CA ArcServe Universal Agent 16.1 installation of Fedora 20 (x64):

$ sudo mount -o loop  ArcServe16SP1.iso /mnt/dvd
$ cd /mnt/dvd/ArcServe16SP1/DataMoverandAgent/Linux
$ sudo ./install

You’ll be greeted with:

Cannot identify your Linux distribution or it is not yet supported.

Important! You are installing UNIX and Linux Data Mover on a system that is 
running an operating system that is not currently supported by ARCserve. 
To check the latest list of supported operating systems, go to ca.com/support. 
If you continue, be aware that unexpected results could occur.

Do you want to continue? (YES/NO):(default: NO) YES

...
Read the license terms
...

ENTER YES (Y) TO ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AS SET 
FORTH ABOVE AND PROCEED WITH THE INSTALLATION PROCESS.

ENTER NO (N) TO HALT THE INSTALLATION PROCESS.

Please enter your choice:[Y|N] (default: N) Y


Do you want to view the installation notes? (y/n):(default: y) n

Preparing for the installation, please wait...| 

The following products are available to install:


#####################################################################
#       ARCserve Installation Options
#####################################################################
#  1. CA ARCserve Backup for Linux Data Mover                               (ABdatmov)
#  2. CA ARCserve Backup for Linux Client Agent                             (ABagntux) 
#  3. CA ARCserve Backup for Linux Agent for Oracle                         (ABora)
#  4. CA ARCserve Backup for Linux Enterprise Option for SAP R/3 for Oracle (ABsap)
#                                                                       
#  0. Quit                                                              
#####################################################################

Note: Client Agent will be installed automatically if Data Mover is selected.
Please enter your selection separated by "," For example: 1,2. Press Enter to select the default components (E.g. Data Mover, Client Agent)...

Your choices are: 2

lease specify the installation path of Client Agent for Linux                   (default: /opt/CA): <ENTER>

The following program will be installed:

  . Install Client Agent for Linux                     (ABagntux)      ==> [ /opt/CA/ABuagent ]

Are you sure? (y)es/(n)o/(q)uit: y


All CA ARCserve Backup agents can be configured for automatic startup 
and shutdown as part of your operating system startup and shutdown.
Do you want to enable automatic startup and shutdown of all backup agents? [y|n]:(default: y) y

Checking available space in /opt/CA                           ==> [ OK ]


Installation log file is                           ==> [ /tmp/ARCserveInstall123113-0938.log ]

    Common Agent Module                      (ABcmagt)       ==> [ INSTALL SUCCESSFUL ]
    Client Agent for Linux                   (ABagntux)      ==> [ INSTALL SUCCESSFUL ]

###########################################################################

    Installation log file is                      ==> [ /tmp/ARCserveInstall123113-0938.log ]
###########################################################################

Do you want to view the readme? [y|n]:(default: y) n

Configuration:

[alesk@fedora20 CA]$ ls -al /opt/CA
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root   35 Dec 31 09:42 .
drwxr-xr-x. 6 root root   62 Dec 31 09:42 ..
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 Dec 31 09:42 ABcmagt
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 Dec 31 09:42 ABuagent


$ sudo nano /opt/CA/ABcmagt/agent.cfg

[0]
#[LinuxAgent]
NAME      LinuxAgent
VERSION   16.0
HOME      /opt/CA/ABuagent
#ENV      CA_ENV_DEBUG_LEVEL=4
ENV       AB_OS_TYPE=FEDORAPROJECT_X86_64
ENV       UAGENT_HOME=/opt/CA/ABuagent
#ENV       LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.18
ENV       LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/CA/ABcmagt:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/SharedComponents/lib:/opt/CA/ABuagent/lib
ENV       SHLIB_PATH=/opt/CA/ABcmagt:$SHLIB_PATH:/SharedComponents/lib:/opt/CA/ABuagent/lib
ENV       LIBPATH=/opt/CA/ABcmagt:$LIBPATH:/SharedComponents/lib:/opt/CA/ABuagent/lib
BROWSER   cabr
AGENT     uagentd
MERGE     umrgd
VERIFY    umrgd
NOPASSWORD                      <<< ADDED
CAUSER  A:alesk N:root          <<< ADDED

[36] DISABLED
#[ABcmagt]
NAME      ABcmagt               
HOME      /opt/CA/ABcmagt
NO_HOSTS_EQUIV=1                <<< ADDED
#TCP_PORT  6051
#UDP_PORT  6051
#UDP_BCAST_PORT  41524
#DOS_MAXITEMS    1000
#DOS_DEFAULTTIMEOUT   30

As you can see all that I did was a couple of changes in agent.cfg file:

NOPASSWORD .... enable single user mode wihch is needed for ACLs
CAUSER     .... Access Control List (A=Allow access, N=Deny access)
NO_HOSTS_EQUIV=1   ... disable UNIX/Linux host equiv. authentication

Commands to start/stop CA agent:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/bab_agent start
$ sudo /etc/init.d/bab_agent stop

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