Standard Installation


With the Standard Installation, everything you need is precompiled and ready to install. This is the fastest and easiest means of installing SysInfo™. We strongly recommend nearly all customers install our binary distributions as this will save you significant time. There is very little difference in the installed product between installing from a binary distribution and our source distribution.


  • Have your license file ready if you are installing a permanent license now. See the License Requirements section for more information.

  • Make sure you read the Release Notes before proceeding. This file contains valuable information on what system platforms are supported.

Installation Instructions

  1. Choose the product distribution file you wish to download. The available product distributions for download are as follows:

    Product Distribution NameProduct Distribution FileContents
    Full runtime environment (Recommended for end users)mcsysinfo-5.1.2-GA-os-arch.shStandard end-user runtime with CLI, GUI, agent. You likely just want this distribution file.
    Runtime environment without any user interfacemcsysinfo-5.1.2-GA-os-arch-noui.shThis distribution does not include the CLI or GUI, but does include everything you need to output mcsysinforeport(5) data. This product file is intended for our OEM customers.
    Software Developers Kitmcsysinfo-5.1.2-GA-os-arch-sdk.shThis distribution contains the C Software Developers Kit for this release. It should be installed on top of the Standard end-user runtime product as it only contains the SDK and not the required base environment.
    You likely will only need the Full runtime environment distribution.
  2. Follow the instructions to Download the product distribution file you choose in the previous step.

  3. You should have a file named e.g. For a SunOS/Solaris SPARC distribution, the file would be called

  4. Become user root by running su or logging in as root.

  5. If you are installing into a directory where SysInfo™ is already installed, you will need to uninstall the existing version or install SysInfo™ into a different directory. To uninstall the existing SysInfo™ version, see the Remove Installation (UnInstall) section.

  6. Unpack the distribution and start the interactive setup program which will prompt you to enter all required information:

  7. The installation is now complete. Open a shell prompt. If you are using csh(1) or tcsh(1) you will need to run:

    To run SysInfo™, run:
    If you installed SysInfo™ in a directory not in your $PATH then you'll need to specify the full pathname. i.e.