Configuring a dynamic agent

How to configure a dynamic agent.

About this task

The dynamic agent installation process automatically adds the workstation definition to the database and registers the workstation definition to the dynamic workload broker installed on the master domain manager or dynamic domain manager that you chose during the installation process.

Dynamic agents can be organized in pools to help organize your environment based on the availability of workstations and on the requirements of the jobs that need to be run. You can create a pool, adding dynamic agents to a workstation definition of type pool, or, you can automatically register agents to pools through a different process. See Automatically register agents to pools for more details.

After installing a dynamic agent, depending on the enAddWorkstation global option settings in the master domain manager, perform the following steps:
If enAddWorkstation is set to no:
  1. Run JnextPlan with the -for 0000 option to add the dynamic agent workstation definition to the plan and to send the Symphony file to it. For more information about workstation definitions, see Workstation definition .
    Note: To carry forward completed and incomplete job stream instances, ensure that the carryforward global option is set to all or run JnextPlan -for 0000 with the -noremove option.
  2. Change the workstation limit to allow jobs to run on the workstation. For example, set the number of jobs that can run concurrently on the workstation to 10:
    conman "limit DA235007_00;10"
If enAddWorkstation is set to yes:

The workstation definition is automatically added to the plan after it is defined in the database by the installation process. The workstationLimit global option specifies the dynamic agent workstation limit value that the dynamic agent workstation assumes after the workstation is added to the plan.

For more information about how to modify the enAddWorkstation and workstationLimit global option settings, see Global options - detailed description.

For more information about troubleshooting, see Troubleshooting when automatically adding dynamic agent workstations to the plan.

You might also need to run the following configuration procedures:
  • Customizing and configuring jobmanager.ini and user options. See Configuring the agent.
  • Customizing and configuring JobManagerGW.ini for opening communication between the gateway and the dynamic workload broker. See Configuring the agent.
  • Customizing and configuring user authentication to allow users authorization on actions and objects, and to configure LDAP. See Configuring authentication.
  • Setting connection security to enable SSL or GSKit for inter-component communications. See the relevant sections in Connection security overview.