2.5 Silent Installation

The silent or unattended installation of Sentinel is useful if you need to install more than one Sentinel server in your deployment. In such a scenario, you can record the installation parameters during the interactive installation and then run the recorded file on all the other servers. You can record the installation parameters while installing Sentinel with the standard configuration or a custom configuration.

To perform silent installation, ensure that you have recorded the installation parameters to a file. For information on creating the response file, see Section 2.4.1, Standard Configuration or Section 2.4.2, Custom Configuration.

  1. Download the installation files from the Novell Downloads Web page.

  2. Log in as root to the server where you want to install Sentinel.

  3. Specify the following command to extract the install files from the tar file:

    tar -zxvf <install_filename>

    Replace <install_filename> with the actual name of the install file.

  4. Specify the following command to install Sentinel in silent mode:

    ./install-sentinel -u <response_file>

    The installation proceeds with the values stored in the response file.

    The Sentinel installation finishes and the server starts. It might take few minutes for all services to start after installation because the system performs a one-time initialization. Wait until the installation finishes before you log in to the server.

To access the Sentinel Web interface, specify the following URL in your Web browser:


The <IP_Address_Sentinel_server> is the IP address or DNS name of the Sentinel server and 8443 is the default port for the Sentinel server.