Edge Delta on Windows

Installing the Edge Delta agent on Windows.

Edge Delta uses 64-bit or 32-bit MSI installation process.

Step 1: Create a Configuration and Download the Agent

Select the Windows template option in the following steps:

  1. In the Edge Delta App, click Pipelines, and select Pipelines.
  2. Click New Pipeline.
  3. Select the appropriate template.
  4. Specify a tag to identify the agent and environment.
  5. Click Create Configuration.
  6. A new default agent is created. Review the agent configuration in Visual Pipelines.

When you return to the Pipelines page, the new agent configuration is listed.

Next, you copy the agent API:

  1. Locate the newly created configuration in the table, click the corresponding vertical green ellipses, and then click Deploy Instructions.
  2. Click Windows.
  3. In the window that appears, copy and paste the HTTPS URL into a web browser to download the package. This window also displays your API key. Copy this key. You will need this key in a later step. You can pass in environment values in addition to APIKEY by appending them to this command, see Environment Variables.

Step 2: Install the Agent

  1. Double-click the downloaded package, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. During the installation process, you can change the installation directory where the agent will install. Based on your selected platform, the default path is Program Files or Program Files (x86).
  3. You may need to enter the API key you copied earlier, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Step 3: Configure the Agent

The installation directory contains the following files:

  • The configuration file (config.yml) that contains default configuration options.
  • The agent log file (edgedelta.log)

See agent configuration for more details.

Upgrade the Agent

To upgrade the agent, you run the installation steps that you previously used to first deploy the agent. You must then apply any changes you made to the config YAML.

Uninstall

You can uninstall the agent using PowerShell:

(Get-WmiObject -Query "SELECT * FROM Win32_Product WHERE Name like 'Edge Delta%'").uninstall()