Disable the Health Monitoring Agent on all machines

Document ID : KB000009841
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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The CA Health Monitoring Agent is consuming CPU on the agents and the server. We do not use the health monitoring agent. Is there a way to disable it on all the agents remotely?

CA Client Automation - 12.8, 12.9, 14.0

To disable the HMAgent on all the agents, create an asset job as below and run it on All Computers. 

1. In the DSM Explorer, navigate to 'Asset Jobs'. 

2. Right-click and select 'New'. 

3. Select the Job Type as 'Command Job'. 

4. Give the desired name and description to the job. 

5. Add the following commands in the editor: 

tasskill /f /im hmagent.exe 

sc config hmagent start= disabled 

6. In the Next screen click on 'Set Scheduling' and choose 'Run Only Once'. 

7. Click Finish. 


Once the Job is created you can link it under All Computers->Group Details->Jobs->Asset Jobs. 

Note: You can disable the Health Monitoring agent using Software Delivery as well by creating a batch file with the two commands and deploying it to the agents.