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Start Rational Performance Tester schedule on local host: IWAT0284E

Technote (troubleshooting)


Attempts to run an IBM Rational Performance Tester schedule yields security message "the Agent Controller is not available on host localhost".


The full error message is as follows:

Connection failed on host <host name>.

IWAT0284E The Agent Controller is not available on host <host name>
Make sure that:
* for localhost, the Internal Agent Controller is supported on your local
* the Agent Controller is installed.
* the Agent Controller is configured to communicate with your machine.
* you have the correct host name and port number for the Agent

See the workspace Error Log or Agent Controller serviceconfig.log for any
additional information.

Under details you see.


A performance test with a single user does run.


The definition of the local host as Location is lacking.


You installed the followng products on your local host.

  • IBM® Rational® Performance Tester
  • IBM® Rational® Performance Tester Agent

Resolving the problem

Consider the following steps.

  1. Define the local host as Location.

  2. Click option button in the User Group

    Run this group on the following locations (1 defined)

  3. Optionally you can disable the Integrated Agent Controller.
    Window > Preferences > Agent Controller > Integrated Agent Controler.

Related information

Test connection ... result: IWAT0284E

Document information

More support for: Rational Performance Tester
Agent Controller

Software version:

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1605603

Modified date: 20 November 2012

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