Creating a local agent

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Local agents are no longer supported in Bamboo Data Center. Because of that we decided to standardize the naming and from now on we will refer to remote agents as simply agents.

A Bamboo agent is a service that can run job builds. There are the following types of Bamboo agents:

Local agents run in the Bamboo server's process, i.e. in the same JVM as the server. Each remote agent runs in its own process, i.e. has its own JVM.

Each agent has a defined set of capabilities and can only run builds for jobs whose requirements match the agent's capabilities. 

 

Note that one local agent, with the default name of Default agent, is automatically created after installing Bamboo.

To create a new local agent:

  1. Go to cogwheel icon > Build resources > Agents.
  2. Select Add local agent.
  3. Enter details for the agent. The name is displayed on the dashboard. The description is only visible to administrators.
  4. Select Add.

Note that your new local agent:

Add local agent screen


Last modified on Dec 14, 2021

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