Get started with SureMDM for Linux devices


Nix installer is based on systemctl which is available from Ubuntu 15.04 and Fedora 15.

1. Ubuntu (32-bit or 64-bit)

2. Fedora (32-bit or 64-bit) 

Note: SureMDM supports all linux with systemctl.


Supported Java Platforms

1. Open jdk 7 and 8

2. Oracle jdk 7 and 8


Install SureMDM Nix Agent on Linux machine

1. Install Java and open jdk by executing following command:

java  - $ yum install java-1.7.0-openjdk*

2. Download SureMDM Nix Agent from website


3. Execute following command to extract tar file:

$ tar -xvzf nix.tar.gz 

4. Execute following command to go to nix folder and grant execute permissions to the file

sudo chmod +x nix/ 

5. Execute following command to install SureMDM Nix Agent

sudo  nix/ 

6. Provide Account ID 

7. SureMDM Nix Agent will be installed on the Linux machine

Check SureMDM Nix Agent Status

Execute following command to check SureMDM Nix Agent’s service status:

sudo service nix status


Start, stop or restart Nix service

To start/stop/restart nix service use the commands:

sudo service nix start

sudo service nix stop

sudo service nix restart


Change Nix Configuration

To change the Nix configuration, follow below mentioned steps:

1. Execute following command:

sudo vim /usr/share/java/nix/nix.conf

2. Edit the configuration

3. Save and exit from vim editor by pressing Exit and enter :wq

4. Restart SureMDM Nix Agent once changes are made and saved


If you need any further help in getting started with SureMDM for Linux, contact our support team.