Can anyone please tell me the difference between RA Webservice Soap agent and RA core agent? Can we use RA core agents for SOAP jobs?
I would definitely recommend searching through our knowledge base for a lot of this type of information. I have attached one of our knowledge articles that goes into detail about the difference between the RA "core" and the RA "solution". The core is the same across all RA agents and is installed on the computer where the agent will reside. The solution is uploaded to the database to provide a specific RA agent to the core (RA Web services, RA FTP, etc..). Hope this helps!
RA Agent - step-by-step installation guide - CA Knowledge
People often refer to the various Rapid Automation (RA) solutions as agents, but this way of speaking can be misleading. Although one does define different types of RA agent in the AE, there actually is only one RA agent program: the RA Core Agent, ucxjcitx. RA solutions. like RA Informatica (PowerCenter), RA FTP and RA Web Services REST run on top of the RA Core, and the same core is used for all RA solutions.
RA solutions are installed by loading them in the Automation Engine database using the ucybdbld program. Once an RA solution has been loaded in to the DB, you can define and configure a new agent that uses that solution. Once it is set up correctly (as garan18 described above), it works like this:
Communication between the RA solution and the Automation Engine is passed via the RA Core.
Andrew, please correct me if I got any of the specifics wrong.
Note that it is possible to install only one version of a particular RA solution in the AE DB. Loading a new version overwrites any previously installed version of that solution. Because of this, it is not possible to simultaneously run multiple different versions of the same RA solution in a given AE system. I submitted an enhancement request asking that the limitation be removed:
Allow multiple versions of the same RA solution.
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