Install a Windows Robot

When you install a robot on Windows, you can choose either a Normal or Cloud installation:
When you install a robot on Windows, you can choose either a
  • Normal
    installs a robot on a specific system
  • Cloud
    installs a robot onto a master image of a virtual machine (VM) for provisioning purposes. Using this method, you can monitor new VMs as they are deployed. Cloud installation leaves the installed robot in a latent state. The robot starts after a configurable number of host restarts.
Follow these steps:
Robots for Windows systems must be deployed from Hubs running Windows.  
  1. On the client computer, browse to your UIM Server web page (http://
  2. In the Infrastructure Deployment (Installers) table, click
    Windows Robot
    , then select
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. Note the following items:
    • For
      installation, specify the domain that you want the robot to be part of. Check a domain (if more than one is available), or click
      Connect to the network interface through IP address
      to attach the robot to a specific hub.
    • For
      installation, a hub on a cloud instance is assumed. If a hub external to the cloud is used, the robot must be configured with robotip_alias = <
      external IP of cloud instance
      > after the cloud instance is created.
    • If the computer has multiple network interface cards (NICs), the
      Local IP address
      dialog appears. Select the network interface the robot uses to send and receive information.
    • In the
      • Leave the
        First probe port
        field blank to assign the first probe to port 48000 (the default) or the first available port after 48000. Alternatively, specify any available port. The port number increments by 1 for each subsequent assignment.
      • Select
        Passive mode
        if you want the robot to hold its messages until the hub requests them. 
        Marketplace probes must be deployed on passive robots.
When the installer exits, installation is complete and the robot is active, which means:
  • The robot probes (controller, spooler, and hdb) are installed and running.
  • The robot can communicate with its hub.
  • You can begin deploying monitoring probes to the robot.