CICS Agent does not start in DEVTEST

Document ID : KB000118749
Last Modified Date : 31/10/2018
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Issue:
CICS Agent does not start and we are not able to see any agents in DEVTEST
Environment:
DevTest 10.1 and newer
Cause:
The LPAR agent is configured like this on the mainframe: 

2018:10:25 10:15:57 - LPAR Agent started. Version: VA30 Compiled: Oct 9 2017 1 
2018:10:25 10:15:57 - Using configuration file: //DD:CONFIG 
2018:10:25 10:15:57 - ---: Name = CA Lisa LPAR Agent BAnK
2018:10:25 10:15:57 - ---: Mode = Server 
2018:10:25 10:15:57 - ---: PortClient = 3997 
2018:10:25 10:15:57 - ---: PortAgent = 3998 

2018:10:25 10:15:57 - ---: BufferSize = 65536 
2018:10:25 10:15:57 - ---: MaxBufferSize = 65536 

on DEVTEST side, in the local.properties you have configured the Mainframe Bridge as: 

lisa.mainframe.bridge.enabled=true 
lisa.mainframe.bridge.mode=client 
lisa.mainframe.bridge.server.host=10.0.x.xx 
lisa.mainframe.bridge.server.port=3998 at

The Bridge Mode is Client. the bridge server port set for 3998; which is defined as CICS agent port. 

The lisa.mainframe.bridge.server.port needs to be set to port 3997 in local.properties to match the setting that is configured for the PortClient in the LPAR Agent.
Resolution:

The bridge server port needs to be set to port 3997 which is the client port 
Change: 
lisa.mainframe.bridge.server.port=3997  in local.properties file

Restart all DEVTEST components.