AutoSys - silent install parameter to automatically start agent on system startup

Document ID : KB000116774
Last Modified Date : 11/10/2018
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Introduction:
The goal is to perform a silent install of an agent only and have it configured to start at boot time.
 
Environment:
Product - Workload Automation AE 11.3.x
Platform - Linux/Unix
 
Instructions:
There is not an option to configure the agent to start automatically at boot time if installing from the Agent only media.
After the agent is installed one can manually create a startup entry in the systems rc area to have it start on subsequent boots. 

Look at a waae_agent-<agentname> file from a different machine and make use of it, assuming the paths within the file are adjusted if needed. 

Here are the options that can be used during the agent silent install (via the agent media). 
https://docops.ca.com/ca-workload-automation-system-agent/11-4/en/installing-and-upgrading/install-or-upgrade-ca-workload-automation-system-agent/install-or-upgrade-the-agent-using-a-silent-installer/silent-installer-properties 

If the AE server media is used then one can record options used to perform a silent install.
It will create an rsp file used for the silent install.

The option to have the agent auto start after the install and/or at boot time are available.

The following options can be seen in the response file: 
--- excerpt --- 
# Start agent after reboot 
Agent_Reboot=1 
# Save area for agent reboot switch 
Agent_Reboot_sav= 
# Restart the agent following adding instance 
Agent_Restart=1 
# Start agent after install 
Agent_Start=1 
---- 

For more details on wa_setup.sh 
see: https://docops.ca.com/ca-workload-automation-ae/11-4-2/en/installing/ae-installation/unix-install-the-server-client-or-agent-silently