Installing Operations Manager agent on Solaris 9 SPARC

Today when installing OpsMgr R2 agents on a couple of Solaris servers we ran in to a problem on the Solaris 9 servers.

The error we got in OpsMgr:
<![CDATA[Executing command: echo -e mail=\ninstance=overwrite\npartial=nocheck\nidepend=quit\nrdepend=quit\nconflict=nocheck\naction=nocheck\nbasedir=default\n > /tmp/scx-$USER/scx;uncompress -f /tmp/scx-om_unix/scx-1.0.4-248.solaris.9.sparc.pkg.Z


We found this on the Solaris box:
_[ verifying class ] \## Executing postinstall script. .scxsslconfig: fatal: open failed: No such file or directory Killed pkgadd: ERROR: postinstall script did not complete successfully Installation of failed. bash-2.05# ssh –version Sun\_SSH\_1.1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090700f Bad escape character ‘rsion’._

And if you look in Appendix A in the Operations Manager 2007 R2 Operations Guide you se that OpenSSL is required. So after installing OpenSSL the agent install went fine!
Sun does not provide a version of OpenSSL for Solaris 9 SPARC. There is a version available from Sunfreeware.

Written on June 29, 2009