robot installation fails for ubuntu-16

Document ID : KB000016814
Last Modified Date : 31/05/2018
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Robot installation and un-installation on Ubuntu version 16 is supported from robot version 7.91.


How to install and uninstall the robot for Ubuntu 16 version ?

  1. Login with root user.
  2. Copy a native robot nimsoft-robot+debian_amd64.deb for 64bit to /opt directory.
  3. Go to /opt directory.
  4. Prepare an answer or temporary file (nms-robot-vars.cfg) with following information under /opt directory. 
  5. File name must and should be nms-robot-vars.cfg
    • domain=<domain_to_which_the_robot_will_belong>
    • Note: Please do not give any space between the parameter and value.
  6. Execute the following command, where <OS> is debian or ubuntu and <arch> is amd64
    • Run “dpkg -i nimsoft-robot+ubuntu_amd64.deb”
  7. Configure the robot after the installer exits.
    • chmod –R 755 /opt/nimsoft
  8. Run the following script to create the robot.cfg
    • /opt/nimsoft/install/​
  9. Run the following command to enable the robot services on Ubuntu 16
    • /opt/nimsoft/install/ enable​
  10. Start the robot
    • /opt/nimsoft/bin/niminit start



  1. Stop the robot with command
    • /opt/nimsoft/bin/niminit stop
  2. uninstall the service by executing the command
    • systemctl disable nimbus.service
  3. delete the file
    • /lib/systemd/system/nimbus.service
  4. Make sure no process is running on server using command
    • ps -eaf | grep nim
  5. Delete the 'Nimsoft' folder under /opt directory.
Additional Information:
By default Debian v6 uses the address as the name resolution address. Add the following line to the robot.cfg file if it not there with actual ip address.
robotip = ip_address
Where ip_address is the desired IP address that the robot should bind to on the target machine.