Can timeout value be modified for agent ping?

Document ID : KB000013416
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

The CA Workload Automation DE Server pings all agents at a set interval to determine if agents are up.

After pinging the agent for the set time, if it receives no response from the agent, the Server declares it as "AGENT DOWN"

Can the length of this interval be adjusted? 

Question:

Can the length of time, that server pings the agent before it declares it "AGENT DOWN ", be adjusted? 

Environment:
CA Workload Automation DE 11.3 SP2 and higher
Answer:

These parameters were introduced in CA Workload Automation DE 11.3 SP2 and higher, so DE Server will retry communication of agent-queue message requests before notifying that agent is down. 

Go to the "<DE_Install_dir>/conf/server.properties" file and uncomment the following. 

agentdown.notification.threshold.attempts=5 

agentCommunicationFailed.queue.reprocessing.interval=30000 

 

On Windows, the server.properties will be in the below path, by default.

<DE_install_dir>\conf\server.properties

Note: Save the file after the changes are made and restart the server for the changes to take effect.

 

Additional Information:

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