How to Install the On-premise Agent (Ship)

The following article explains how to install BlazeMeter's on-premise agent on the server/instance behind your firewall.

First, make sure your server/instance meets the minimal requirements:

System Requirements:

  • Processor = Minimum Dual core
  • RAM = Minimum 8GB RAM
  • Hard Disk = Minimum 40GB Free space
  • All Ships/Instances for a single Private location should be on the same subnet.
    • If you choose to distribute Ships for the same Private location across subnets, you must open port 1097 between these subnets (but not to the outside world).
  • Network Specs for installation:
  • Network Specs for normal use:

Software Requirements:

We require Docker CE or Docker EE to be installed on the machine.

The minimal Docker version required is: 1.9.x

To verify Docker compatibility with your operating system, click here.

* You can try installing Docker CE on Red Hat OS  by using the CentOS CE Installation process. 
Please note that this is just a suggestion and we do not provide support for it.

Recommended OS versions:

We recommend using any of the following Operating Systems:

  • CentOS 7.0/7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4
  • RHEL 7.0/7.1/7.2/7.3/7.4
  • Ubuntu 12.04/14.04
  • SUSE Linux 12

Installation Process:

  1. Navigate to the Harbor where you want to create the ship: going to your Account Settings -> Workspaces -> Private Locations and choose the harbor.
  2. Choose "Add agent".
  3. Provide a name for the new Agent.

  4. An installation script will be generated - Copy the script and run it on your private engine
    Notice: Installing the agent inside the Docker requires sufficient permissions. 
  5. Once the script has finished running, a 4GB file will be downloaded in the background.
    Download can take up to 30 minutes - during this time, the new agent will be listed in the harbor, but will not have a heartbeat.
    Once the download has finished,  the ship will show a live heartbeat and will be available for use.



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