Managing agents remotely#

After an agent is installed, you can manage (with the monitor process) many of its features from the HCL™ Launch web application.

We characterize an agent as a single process, but technically an agent consists of two processes: a worker process and a monitor process. Worker processes do the actual work of deployment, such as handling plug-in steps. Monitor processes manage the worker process, such as handling restarts, upgrades, and tests. Agent properties can be changed directly by editing the agent's conf/agent/ file and restarting the agent.

Note: Agents can access Windows shared drives. Drives are mapped on a per-user basis, you can check if the agent has the drive mapped with fsutil fsinfo drives.

  1. Display the Agents pane (Resources > Agents).

  2. Click an action link for the agent.

    Actions are described in the following table.

    Action Description
    Edit This option edits the agent's description.
    Restart This option shuts down and restarts the agent. While the agent is shut down, its status is Offline.
    Upgrade This option shuts down the agent and applies the upgrade. While the agent is shut down, its status is Offline. After the upgrade is applied, the agent is restarted.
    Test This option runs an agent settings and connection test. Test results are displayed in the Connection Test dialog.
    Delete Removes the agent.

Parent topic: Agents and agent relay configuration