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IWAT0284E error at test connection to Agent Controller ports

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to test the conncetion to the IBM Raional Performance Tester Agent in the preferences result in IWAT0284E error.



The test connection function does not apply to versions 8.3 and newer, Use the Agent Status button from the toolbar instead.

When testing the connection to the Rational Agent Controller port(s)s from Rational Performance Tester the following message appears.

IWAT0284E error during test connection to Agent Controller ports in Rational Performance Tester


The Integrated Agent Controller is enabled in Rational Performance Tester.

Resolving the problem

Consider the following steps.

  1. Click Window -> Preferences > Agent Controller > Integrated Agent Controller.

  2. In the Settings tab disable (uncheck) the Enable check box

  3. Clickt the Apply button then the OK button.

  4. Close Rational Performance Tester.

  5. Reboot your workstation.

  6. Go to the Windows Control Panel -> Administrative tools -> Services

  7. Locate the IBM Rational Agent Controller; verify the following:
  • That the service is started
  • The path to the executable is correct
    default is C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP70Shared\AgentController\bin\ACWinservice.exe
  • Bring up Rational Performance Tester Go to Window -> Preferences -> Profile and logging -> Hosts. Perform a Test Connection on "localhost:10002"

Document information

More support for: Rational Performance Tester
Agent Controller

Software version: 8.0, 8.1, 8.2

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1281597

Modified date: 08 March 2008

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