Robot Installation on Debian Linux

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Last Modified Date : 31/01/2019
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Installing robot on Debian Linux.







       UIM:  8.3 and 8.4

       Debian Linux 6.x and 7.x

  • Login with root user.
  • Copy a native robot 32-bit and 64-bit installers (nimsoft-robot+debian_i386.deb for 32bit and nimsoft-robot+debian_amd64.deb for 64bit) to /opt directory.
  • Go to /opt directory.
  • Prepare an answer or temporary file (nms-robot-vars.cfg) with following information under /opt directory. File name must and should be nms-robot-vars.cfg
    • domain=<domain_to_which_the_robot_will_belong>
    • hub=<name_of_desired_parent_hub>
    • hubip=<parent_hub_IP_address>
    • hubrobotname=<parent_hub_local_robot>
    • hubport=<parent_hub_port_number>


Note: Please do not give any space between the parameter and value.

  • Execute the following command, where <OS> is debian or ubuntu and <arch> is i386 or amd64
  • Run “dpkg -i nimsoft-robot+<OS>_<arch>.deb”


  • Configure the robot after the installer exits.
    • cd /opt/nimsoft/install
    • ./
    • chmod –R 775 /opt/nimsoft


  • Start the robot and Ignore the “No such file” messages below as it looks for /etc/nimbus.conf file.
    • /etc/init.d/nimbus start


  • Stop the robot.
    • /etc/init.d/nimbus stop
  • Delete the robot manually (Right click on robot name and then click on ‘remove’) if still exists in the IM.



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.