Agent Installation

The Agent installation installs AgentsClosedA Control-M component installed on a host that runs and monitors the jobs on the host on different computers throughout your organization. Additional Agents enable you to run jobs on multiple computers. This enhances performance and creates greater load balancing control.

If you are installing an Agent on Linux, complete the pre-install procedures, as described in Agent Pre-Installation Procedures for Linux and the post install procedures, as described in Agent Post Installation Procedures.

Before you install an Agent, verify that your operating system and processor are supported and that your minimum requirements for memory and diskspace are met. Depending on your operating system, verify that your system meets one of the following requirements:

You can install multiple Agents on the same host, but the following requirements must be met:

  • Each Agent must be installed on a separate account (Linux only).

  • Each Agent must have a unique name.

  • Each Agent must be on the same version (Windows only).

To install an Agent on Windows or Linux, see Installing an Agent.

If you use a proxy server to connect to the Internet, you must ensure that the proxy server settings are defined, as follows:

  • Linux: The HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY environment variables must be defined in the format {host}:{port}.

    http://172.19.0.169:3128

    server.com:3128

  • Windows: Verify that the Use a proxy server is enabled and the Address and Port fields are configured correctly in Settings > Proxy.

    Address: 172.19.0.169

    Port: 3128

Agent System Requirements for Windows

The following table lists the prerequisite requirements for a Windows platform. These values represent the minimum requirement for an entry level deployment. For higher capacity workloads, add resources.

Resource Specification
Compatible processors

x86_64

CPU and Memory

40 concurrent jobs:

  • CPU: 1

  • Memory: 3 GB

  • CPU SPEC: 20

100 concurrent jobs: 

  • CPU: 2

  • Memory: 3 GB

  • CPU SPEC: 40

200 concurrent jobs:

  • CPU: 3

  • Memory: 5 GB

  • CPU SPEC: 60

Diskspace

BMC Software recommends that you reserve three times the amount of RAM in the system for swap space.

1150 MB

Agent System Requirements for Linux

The following table lists the prerequisite requirements for Agent on a Linux platform. These values represent the minimum requirement for an entry level deployment. For higher capacity workloads, add resources.

Resource Requirement
Hardware For up-to-date supported operating systems and requirements, see Product Availability and Compatibility.
Memory

 

50 concurrent jobs:

  • CPU: 1

  • Memory: 2 GB

  • CPU SPEC: 20

200 concurrent jobs: 

  • CPU: 2

  • Memory: 2 GB

  • CPU SPEC: 40

Diskspace

BMC Software recommends that you reserve three times the amount of RAM in the system for swap space.

1150 MB