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RPT and above does not include agent as part of the product installer

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to install, update or modify IBM Rational Performance Tester (RPT) or later results in no option to install the RPT Tester Agent.


Previous versions included an optional component on the Features screen called "IBM Rational Performance Tester Agent".


The agent has been removed from the RPT installer in versions and above.

This is an intentional change.

Starting in version, the RPT agent is available as a separate installer only.

Resolving the problem

To install the agent in and later, you must use the RPT Agent Controller installer.

  1. Navigate to IBM Passport Advantage Online and log in with your IBM ID

  2. Locate and download the following package:
    • IBM Rational Performance Tester Agent Controller V8.2 Multiplatform Multilingual Part 1 (CZR0PML)

  3. Extract the ZIP file

  4. Add rpt_agent_install\disk1\diskTag.inf as a repository in IBM Installation Manager

  5. Use the Install button in IBM Installation Manager to install the RPT agent.

For assistance with IBM Passport Advantage Online, including issues with accessing the site or locating and downloading the RPT agent package, contact Passport Advantage eCustomer care. IBM Rational Client support is not able to assist with Passport Advantage Online issues.

Related information

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Document information

More support for: Rational Performance Tester
Agent Controller

Software version:,,,

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1577366

Modified date: 20 May 2013

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