temBoard agent installation from sources and configuration


  • python2.7
  • python-setuptools0.6


To install Python setuptools with pip:

sudo pip install setuptools

Proceed with the installation of the agent:

cd temboard/temboard-agent/
sudo cp -r share/ /usr/share/temboard-agent
sudo python setup.py install

Prepare directories and files

Creation of directories for configuration and SSL files:

sudo mkdir /etc/temboard-agent
sudo mkdir /etc/temboard-agent/ssl

Home directory:

sudo mkdir /var/lib/temboard-agent
sudo mkdir /var/lib/temboard-agent/main

Logging directory:

sudo mkdir /var/log/temboard-agent

Copy the sample configuration file:

sudo cp /usr/share/temboard-agent/temboard-agent.conf.sample /etc/temboard-agent/temboard-agent.conf

Copy the logrotate configuration file:

sudo cp /usr/share/temboard-agent/temboard-agent.logrotate /etc/logrotate.d/temboard-agent

Change owner and rights:

sudo chown -R postgres.postgres /var/lib/temboard-agent
sudo chown postgres.postgres /var/log/temboard-agent
sudo chown -R postgres.postgres /etc/temboard-agent
sudo chmod 0600 /etc/temboard-agent/temboard-agent.conf


Before starting the agent, see doc/temboard-agent-configuration.md for post-installation tasks.

Operating the agent


sudo -u postgres temboard-agent -d -p /var/lib/temboard-agent/main/temboard-agent.pid


sudo kill $(cat /var/lib/temboard-agent/main/temboard-agent.pid)

Reload configuration

sudo kill -HUP $(cat /var/lib/temboard-agent/main/temboard-agent.pid)

Smoke test

Start the agent, then try:

curl -k
curl -k -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"username": "<username>", "password": "<password>"}'

Functional tests

sudo apt-get install python-rednose python-nose
cd temboard-agent/test
cp test/configuration.py.sample test/configuration.py
nosetests --rednose -v test_*