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Uninstalling HP Insight Management Agents on multiple remote servers using HP SIM

You can configure HP SIM to contain a tool that executes a command line program on multiple target servers to uninstall the HP Insight Management Agents for Windows® (6.30 or later).

To configure HP SIM to contain the Uninstall Agents Tool:

  1. Create a folder.
  2. Copy the following files to the server running HP SIM.

    These files are located in the \AgentUninstall directory of the Insight Provider documentation:

  3. From the folder where the agents-uninstall.xml file resides, run the following command:

    mxtool -a -f agents-uninstall.xml

    When the Uninstall Agents Tool is added to HP SIM, the following messages appear:

    Successfully parsed tools file.

    Successfully added tool named "Uninstall HP Insight Management Agents"

    Successfully added 1 tool

  4. Verify that OpenSSH is installed on the target servers.

    If OpenSSH is not installed, install it on the target servers:

    1. From the HP SIM menu, select Deploy > Deploy Drivers, Firmware, and Agents.
    2. Select Install OPENSSH.
    3. Follow the instructions to install OpenSSH on the target servers.
  5. After OpenSSH is installed, configure HP SIM to authenticate the managed systems by choosing one of the following options:
  6. Execute the Identify Systems task for all nodes by selecting Options > Identify Systems, selecting the target nodes, and then executing the task.

To run the Uninstall Agents Tool from HP SIM:

  1. Use a web browser to log in to the HP SIM console.
  2. From the HP SIM menu, select Deploy > Deploy Drivers, Firmware, and Agents.
  3. Select Uninstall HP Insight Management Agents.
  4. Select the list of target servers to remove Agents from, and then click Apply.
  5. To confirm the list of target servers, click Next.
  6. To remove Agents from the target servers, click Run Now.

    The Uninstall Agents Tool displays the task results in the Stdout results area.