BMC Middleware and Transaction Management v7: How do I point an agent to a different BMTM server set?  Agent migration and agent re-direction question.

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    PRODUCT:

    TrueSight Middleware Monitor


    APPLIES TO:

    BMC Middleware Management - Transaction Monitoring



    QUESTION:

    How do I point an agent to a different BMTM server set?  Agent migration and agent re-direction question.
     

    Applies to:

    BMC Middleware and Transaction Management v7
    BMC Middleware Management - Performance and Availability v7
    BMC Middleware Management - Transaction Monitoring v7
    BMC Application Transaction Tracing v7


    ANSWER:

     

    Legacy ID:KA424088

      

    You have two options:

    - use the Configuration Manager to change the hostnames to the new server set.
    (choose the node, expand to Agent, right-click and select Monitoring, enter new TS hostname)

    or

    from a BMTM 7 agent directory (any one will do), use the AgentPref utility to change them from the command line:

    To set the topic service hostname :

         agentpref --host <AgentHostname) --port <QpeaPort> --set-agent RTServer_Hostname <TopicServiceHostname>

      


    where:

    --host    Hostname of the agent machine where QPEA is running (required unless specified in an eaapi.ini file or agent on same machine).
    --port    Port number for QPEA (optional, defaults to 2612 or as specified in an eaapi.ini file).
    --set-agent RTServer_Hostname   is the name of the new BMTM server set host (where the Topic service runs)


    Both these procedures do a de-register/re-register procedure that just changing the eaa.xml manually WILL NOT DO - you have to use one of these tools to migrate the agents from server to server properly.

     


    Article Number:

    000025128


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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