Agent Attributes

Use attributes to label and group your deployed agents in ways that are meaningful to your organization. You can assign attributes to your agents when initializing the installation process.

Agent attributes will appear as asset tags when those assets are brought into InsightVM.

NOTE

Attributes must be assigned via the command line installation method.

Requirements

Your custom attributes can contain the following characters:

  • Upper and lowercase characters (A-Z, a-z)
  • Numbers (0-9)
  • Underscores _
  • Dashes -
  • Equal signs =
  • Commas ,

TIP

If you want to specify multiple attributes for a single agent, separate each with a comma.

Command syntax

Attribute specification varies by installer according to the operating system of your endpoint:

Mac and Linux

For Mac and Linux assets, modify the standard install command with the --attributes option. List your attributes inside the quotation marks:

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sudo ./agent_installer.sh install_start --attributes "one,two_and,three"

Windows

For Windows assets, modify the standard install command with the CUSTOMATTRIBUTES option. List your attributes inside the quotation marks:

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msiexec /i agentinstaller-x86_x64.msi CUSTOMATTRIBUTES="one,two_and,three"