Unable to deploy DSM Agent on MAC targerts using the Infrastructure Deployment Wizard

Document ID : KB000027255
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Why does CA Client Automation Agent failed to get installed on a MAC machine using the Infrastructure Deployment Wizard ?

 

Environment:                                          

CA Client Automation - All Versions

 

Answer:

There are two things that need to be checked before initiating the deployment of MAC Agents on the MAC Machines using the infrastructure deployment

  • Root account needs to be enabled

  • Root account should permitted to do SSH into the machine

By default, the root account on the MAC machine is disabled. Please follow the below steps to enable the root account

Macintosh HD -> Applications -> Utilities -> NetInfo Manager -> Security Menu -> Enable Root User

Enabling Root user to perform SSH into the MAC Host

  • Open the sshd_config file found under /etc

  • PermitRootLogin yes

  • PasswordAuthentication No ->(This needs to be already remmed out to enable automatic deployment via SSH)