Agent-Only Installation

The Silk Performer agent software needs to be installed on each computer that you want to use as a load test agent. The agent software is used to execute Silk Performer scripts on remote computers.

Note: To avoid potential issues, make sure to run the installation with an administrator account that has unrestricted rights.
  1. Download and double-click the Silk Performer installer to start the setup wizard.
  2. The Copyright Information page displays. Click Next to read the Introduction, then click Next again.
  3. The License Agreement page displays. Read the license agreement carefully. If you accept the terms of the agreement, enable the I accept the terms of the License Agreement check box, then click Next.
  4. Click the Silk Performer 21.0 Agent install set to install Silk Performer agent software only and click Next.
  5. The Choose Install Folder page displays. Specify the installation folder:
    1. Click Choose.
    2. Specify the installation folder.
    3. Click OK.
    4. To restore the default installation directory, click Restore Default Folder.
    Note: Product subfolders (for Silk Performer or TrueLog Explorer, for example) will be created automatically.
    Note: Silk Performer must be installed on a local drive.
  6. Select whether or not a desktop shortcut icon shall be created and click Next.
  7. Review the information on the Pre-Installation Summary page.
    • To change any settings, click Previous to return to the appropriate page.
    • If you are satisfied with the settings, click Install to start the installation process.
    The status bar on the Installing page provides information about the installation process.
  8. The Network Emulation Driver Installation page displays (this page does not display on Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016). The network emulation driver is required for packet loss and latency simulation. It is not required for network bandwidth simulation. Select one of the following options, then click Next:
    • Install the network emulation driver
    • Skip network emulation driver installation.
    Note: During installation and uninstallation of the network emulation driver, the network will be disconnected for a moment.
    Note: The network emulation driver is not compatible with all network adapters. In such a case, machines or network interfaces might no longer be accessible and the network might slow down.
    Note: The network emulation driver does not support Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and 2019.
  9. The Installation Complete page displays. Click Done to complete the installation.
    Note: If a file cannot be updated during the installation because a system library is locked by Windows, you are prompted to restart your computer. If you do not restart your computer, you might experience problems when accessing Silk Performer.
    Note: In case the installation fails, you can view the log file Install.log in the installation folder.