Tuesday Tips: (CA ESP) RFE - Change agent definition dynamically & Retrieve Agent Info

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CA Tuesday Tip by Lucy Zhang, Principal Support Engineer 

 

PTF RO70180 and RO71348 (both are for 11.4) have introduced two very useful enhancements for ESP users who also use agents:

Note: Manual "Dynamic Agent Configuration Enhancement" is in the Bookshelf for ESP 11.4 on support online.
Key features by PTF RO70180:                                              

- The AGENT operator command has been enhanced to support dynamic agent configuration. Agent definitions can now be dynamically created, modified and deleted.            

AGENT name DEFINE ADDRESS(address) PORT(port) [ASCII|EBCDIC] - 

                  [[ENCRYPT ]KEYNAME(keyname)] -               

                  [RETRYINTERVAL(interval)] [FAILOVER] -       

                  [TYPE(type)] [DESCRIPTION(description)]     

                           

AGENT name SET [ADDRESS(address)] [PORT(port)] [ASCII|EBCDIC] -  

               [[ENCRYPT ]KEYNAME(keyname)|NOENCRYPT] -          

               [RETRYINTERVAL(interval)] [FAILOVER|NOFAILOVER] - 

               [TYPE(type)] [DESCRIPTION(description)]          

AGENT name DELETE

 

- New optional filters have been added to AGENT LIST:

AGENT name [LIST] [ADDRESS(address)] [PORT(port)] [ASCII|EBCDIC] -    

                  [[ENCRYPT ][KEYNAME[(keyname)]|CLEARKEY]|NOENCRYPT] -

                  [RETRYINTERVAL(interval)] [FAILOVER|NOFAILOVER] -   

                  [TYPE(type)] [DESCRIPTION(description)] [DUMP]     

 

-  The AGENTDEF file AGENT command has two new optional operands                                                               

TYPE(type)                                                     

DESCRIPTION(description)                                      

 

- A new SAVEAGDF operator command has been added to save the current agent definitions into a specified data set with AGENTDEF commands that may later be restored with the LOADAGDF command.                      

SAVEAGDF 'dsname[(member)]'

 

-  A new SAF security profile can be defined to restrict access to the AGENT operator command with the DEFINE, SET and DELETE options.

SAF Profile Name  AGENTDEF.agentname

Access Update

 

Description

Allows user ability to issue the AGENT operator command with the DEFINE, SET or DELETE options.

 

With RO71348, the ESP master subsystem manager will retrieve agent properties(release and build number, and OS) and display them in the AGENT LIST operator command response:

AGENT RE_NT1

.....

OS (Windows server 2008 R2 amd64 6.1)

Release(R11.3)

Build (669, Service pack 3, maintenance level 0)       

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