For full instructions on installing the AppDynamics Controller on Linux, see the official documentation. However, when you get to the step for installing in silent mode, it can be confusing because although it shows you how to specify the path to a response file and the keys available, it does not give you a sample file.
./controller_64bit_linux.sh -q -c -varfile /home/user/response.varfile
One way to generate a sample file that matches the responses you want in production is to manually install the controller in a development environment first. If you run the installer: