Agents and capabilities

An agent can run a job if its capabilities match the requirements of a job. Each job inherits the requirements from individual tasks that it contains.

Capablities

You can define the following capabilities for an agent:

  • an executable (e.g. Maven)
  • a JDK
  • a Version Control System client application (e.g. Git)
  • a custom capability. This is a key-value property which defines a particular characteristic of an agent (e.g. 'operating.system=WindowsXP' or 'fast.builds=true').

Capabilities typically define the path to an executable that has already been installed, and must be defined in Bamboo before Bamboo or its agents can make use of those.

Capabilities can be defined specifically for an agent, or they can be shared between all remote agents. Note that the value of an agent-specific capability overrides the value of a shared capability of the same name (if one exists).

See also:

Viewing the agents and plans related to a capability

To view the agents and plans related to a capability, see Viewing a capability's agents and jobs.

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