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Manage agents

As a system administrator, you can authorize, update and delete agents. You can also view a list of job and agent logs. After a remote agent has been installed and authorized with an application server, you can assign agents to your data sources to communicate with the application server. For more information on installing remote agents, see Remote agent

To view agent information, click the Management in the left navigation menu to view the Agents panel. Here you can view the number of currently installed agents and the number of agents that are currently online.

In the Agents panel, click View Agents to view a list of currently installed agents in the Manage Agents page.

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When new agents are installed, they display in the Name column. You can click the Authorize button in the Connected column to authorize the selected agent. After you initiate the connection between the installed agents and the app server, the agent displays one of the following statuses:

  • Online

    The agent and application server are synchronized. If the remote agent is no longer live, or the connection is broken, the status changes to offline. Connected agents also include a remote address.

  • Offline

    The connection failed and the agent cannot connect with the app server.

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You can now perform actions using the authorized agents. See Agent management actions for more information.

Agent management actions

You can use the drop-down menu on the far right of each connected agent to perform several actions.GUID-E5BB0077-7555-4BB5-AE97-F04E79D0ED14-low.png

  • Update

    This action allows you to change the Name and Description of the selected agent.

  • Remove

    To remove individual or multiple agents from your list, use the checkboxes and the Remove button.

    To remove individual agents, use the drop-down menu and select RemoveGUID-87FB4D6D-6D9E-4069-AE58-FB150D0E8515-low.png

  • Make Default

    By default, the local-agent agent is selected as the default agent so that you can run background jobs, such as virtual folders. It is designated with a star icon. You can change the default agent by using the drop-down menu at the right-hand side of the window.

    NoteYou can set up only one default agent. Multiple agents cannot be setup as default agents. For example, if a remote agent is the default agent, and Data Catalog is redeployed on a local agent, then after the deployment local-agent is marked as default and user needs to re-update default flag for required remote agent accordingly.
  • View/Download Agent log

    Click to view and download agent logs for troubleshooting agent connectivity issues.

  • View/Download Jobs log

    Click to view and download the Data Catalog jobs log when troubleshooting issues.