anyone knows how to use the bootstrap agent for ca apm ? I saw a version inside Command Center in the directory repository/com/ca/apm/agent/bootstrapAgent/10.7.0.116.
It is usable as java agent 10.7.0.116 ?
Thanks in advance
it basically helps when Agent upgraded. No need to change the App startup script.
Here is an internal note.
Bootstrap mechanism splits the agent into two parts –
Application java process startup scripts will refer to Bootstrap agent only. This is how agent configuration will look like in startup script
Bootstrap Agent is responsible for loading the delegate real Agent. It loads real Agent from one of the ‘release’ packages available under <agent-home>/releases/<release> folders. Bootstrap Agent, by default, always picks up the "latest" version of Agent on start of java application. The versions and various upgrade policy settings are defined in <agent-home>/agent.policy
Instead of referring to the real Java Agent in application startup script, user has to configure Bootstrap Agent. Therefore, application startup script won't require any changes for Agent upgrade.
I'm not sure it the bootstrap agent is publicly supported. Mot seeing it under https://docops.ca.com/ca-apm/10-7/en/implementing-agents/deploy-agent-packages-using-apm-command-center/
I see one KB on it. https://communities.ca.com/thread/241821692-bootstrap-agent-107
Checking internally for more details.
thanks to all for the details.
Do i have to copy manually the agent under <agent-home>/releases/<release> or i can configure the agent to copy automatically the agent from the command center ?
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