Dynamic agent gateway installation examples

Example installations for configuring a local or remote gateway with dynamic agent workstations in the same or different network zones.

The following examples address two installation scenarios and indicate the parameters to use with the twsinst script to install the dynamic agents to support the scenarios. The following figure depicts the two scenario environments:
figure depicting the master domain manager behind a firewall and two groups of agents, each group in a different network zone and the use of local and remote gateways

Scenario 1: Same network zone

The workstations where you install the agents can communicate with each other (Dynamic Agent 1 and Dynamic Agent 2) and are located in the same network zone, but only one agent workstation (Dynamic agent 1) can connect to the dynamic workload broker.

Table 1. Installation syntax for agent installation with agents in the same network zone
Dynamic Agent workstation Installation syntax
Dynamic Agent 1
twsinst -new -uname <user_name>
  -password <user_password>
  -acceptlicense yes
  -agent dynamic
  -gateway local
  -gwid GW1
  -jmport 31117
  -tdwbport 31116
  -tdwbhostname mainbroker.mycompany.com
  -wauser wauser
  -wapassword password   
Dynamic Agent 2
twsinst -new -uname <user_name>
  -password user_password>
  -acceptlicense yes
  -agent dynamic
  -gateway remote
  -tdwbport 31117
  -tdwbhostname agent1.mycompany.com 
where,
Dynamic Agent 1
-gateway local
Dynamic Agent 1 communicates with the dynamic workload broker through its local gateway.
-gwid GW1
The gateway ID is the name that identifies the gateway site on Dynamic Agent 1. The default name is GW1.
-tdwbport 31116
The port number of the dynamic workload broker.
-tdwbhostname mainbroker.mycompany.com
The fully qualified host name of the dynamic workload broker.
Dynamic Agent 2
-gateway remote
Indicates that Dynamic Agent 2 can connect to the internet through a gateway installed on a different agent, Dynamic Agent 1. Only for version 9.5 Fix Pack 4, ensure that Dynamic Agent 2 can connect directly to the MDM at installation time. This is required for downloading the certificates. (After the download has completed, you can return the agent to communicating through the gateway on Dynamic Agent 1.)
-tdwbport 31117
The port number of the dynamic agent workstation where the gateway resides. In this example, the port number of Dynamic Agent 1 is 31117.
-tdwbhostname agent1.mycompany.com
The fully qualified host name of the dynamic agent workstation where the gateway resides and to which the agent connects.

Scenario 2: Different network zones

The workstations where you install the agents cannot communicate with each other and are in different network zones (Network zone A and Network zone B), however, one agent workstation in each network zone can successfully connect to the dynamic workload broker. In Network zone B, two parallel gateways are configured.

Table 2. Installation syntax for agent installation with agents in different network zones
Dynamic Agent workstation Installation syntax
Dynamic Agent 3
twsinst -new -uname <user_name>
  -password user_password
  -acceptlicense yes
  -agent dynamic
  -gateway local
  -gwid GWADMIN
  -jmport 31118
  -tdwbport 31116
  -tdwbhostname mainbroker.mycompany.com
Dynamic Agent 4
twsinst -new -uname <user_name>
  -password user_password
  -acceptlicense yes
  -agent dynamic
  -gateway local
  -gwid GWADMIN
  -jmport 31118
  -tdwbport 31116
  -tdwbhostname mainbroker.mycompany.com
Dynamic Agent 5
twsinst -new -uname <user_name>
  -password user_password
  -acceptlicense yes
  -agent dynamic
  -gateway remote
  -tdwbport 31118
  -tdwbhostname agent4.mycompany.com 
where,
Dynamic agent 3
-gateway local
Indicates that Dynamic Agent 3 can communicate with the dynamic workload broker directly, and a gateway is installed on Dynamic Agent 3 to route communications from dynamic agent workstations that cannot directly communicate with the dynamic workload broker.
-gwid GWADMIN
The gateway ID, GWADMIN, is the name that identifies the gateway on Dynamic Agent 3. Gateways with the same gateway_id can mutually take over in routing communications to the agents connected to them. Specify a different <gateway_id> if the gateways do not communicate with each other.
In addition, configure the two gateways in parallel to take over routing communications from the agents connected to them, should one of the gateways become unavailable. Edit the JobManagerGW.ini file on Dynamic agent 3 and set the JobManagerGWURIs property as follows:
JobManagerGWURIs = https://agent3.mycompany.com:31118/ita/JobManagerGW/
 JobManagerRESTWeb/JobScheduler/resource,https://agent4.mycompany.com:
 31118/ita/JobManagerGW/JobManagerRESTWeb/JobScheduler/resource
-tdwbport 31116
The port number of the dynamic workload broker.
-tdwbhostname mainbroker.mycompany.com
The fully qualified host name of the dynamic workload broker.
Dynamic agent 4
-gateway local
Indicates that Dynamic Agent 4 can communicate with the dynamic workload broker directly, and a gateway is installed on Dynamic Agent 4 to route communications from dynamic agent workstations (Dynamic agent 5) that cannot directly communicate with the dynamic workload broker.
-gwid GWADMIN
The gateway ID, GWADMIN, is the name that identifies the gateway site on Dynamic Agent 4. Gateways with the same <gateway_id> can mutually take over in routing communications to the agents connected to them. Specify a different <gateway_id> if the gateways do not communicate with each other.
In addition, you can configure the two gateways in parallel to take over routing communications from the agents connected to them, should one of the gateways become unavailable. Edit the JobManagerGW.ini file on Dynamic agent 4 and set the JobManagerGWURIs property as follows:
JobManagerGWURIs = https://agent3.mycompany.com:31118/ita/JobManagerGW/
 JobManagerRESTWeb/JobScheduler/resource,https://agent4.mycompany.com:
 31118/ita/JobManagerGW/JobManagerRESTWeb/JobScheduler/resource
-tdwbport 31116
The port number of the dynamic workload broker.
-tdwbhostname mainbroker.mycompany.com
The fully qualified host name of the dynamic workload broker.
Dynamic agent 5
-gateway remote
Indicates that Dynamic Agent 5 can connect to the internet through a gateway installed on a different agent, Dynamic Agent 4.
-tdwbport 31118
The port number of the dynamic agent workstation where the gateway resides. In this example, the port number of Dynamic Agent 4 is 31118.
-tdwbhostname agent4.mycompany.com
The fully qualified host name of the dynamic agent workstation where the gateway resides and to which the agent connects.

For information about configuring dynamic agents in this context see Configuring dynamic agent communications through a gateway.