Agents and agent relay configuration#
After you install an agent for HCL™ Launch, you can modify its configuration or create an agent relay to facilitate communication to remote relays.
To monitor the status of the relay and the agents that are connected to it, click Resources > Agent Relays. This tab shows the number of active and offline agents that are connected to each relay, as shown in the following figure:
For more information about an agent relay, in the Name column, click the relay.
- Agent security and communication
Agents use SSL-secured WebSocket, HTTP, and HTTPS protocols to communicate with the server.
- Changing or updating the JRE of agents
You can change the JRE of active agents by editing their configuration files.
- Creating and managing agent pools
Similar to resource groups, agent pools help you organize and manage agents that are installed in different environments.
- 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.
- Migrating agents to Web
Agent Configuration Templates allow you to migrate JMS agents on a server to Web agents with the ability to revert back to the original JMS configuration. This allows you to specify connection details for groups of agents.
- Removing and reinstalling agents as Windows services
If you installed an agent as a Windows™ service, you can remove and reinstall the service.
- Setting agent properties
Agent properties store information that is relevant to a specific agent.
- Updating the JRE location for agent relays
If you upgrade the JRE and change the JRE location, you must also update the agent relays. If you do not change the location of the JRE, you do not have to update these files.
- Changing passwords for the agent relay keystores
You can change the Java™ keystore passwords for the agent relay.
- Caching artifacts on agent relays
Agent relays can cache downloaded artifacts. Caching artifacts in this way improves performance because agents retrieve artifacts from agent relays instead of from the server.
- Managing agent relays remotely
After an agent relay is installed, you can manage many of its features from the HCL Launch web application.
- Migrating agents relays to Web
JMS agent relays on a server can be migrated to Web with the ability to revert back to the original JMS configuration. This allows you to specify connection details for groups of agent relays.
Parent topic: Administering