How to use IBM Rational Agent Controller for z/OS

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Question

How do you use IBM Rational Agent Controller for z/OS as part of IBM Rational Performance Tester?

Cause

You need these instructions, because you must make modifications to the IBM Rational Performance Tester workbench.

Answer

To actually use the agent with an IBM Rational Performance Tester workbench, you need to make modifications to the workbench.

The Load Generation agent is unavailable on z/OS. This Load Generation agent is avialble from version 8.3. Z/OS uses the Rational Agent Controller (RAC) agent. instead. Therefore, you need to tell the workbench to use RAC agents instead of Load Generation agents. To do this, add the -DrptACScheduleLaunch option to your eclipse.ini, before you start IBM Rational Performance Tester.


EXAMPLE

 -vm

  C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP\Majordomo\jdk\jre\bin\javaw.exe

  -startup

  plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.1.1.R36x_v20101122_1400.jar

  -install

  C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP

  --launcher.library

  plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.win32.win32.x86_1.1.2.R36x_v20101222

  -vmargs

  -Xquickstart

  -Xms40m

  -Xgcpolicy:gencon

  -Xscmx48m

  -Xshareclasses:name=IBMSDP_%u

  -Xmx1200m

  -DIBM Rational Performance TesterACScheduleLaunch

  -Xjit:disableValueProfiling





NOTES
When you add this option, the IBM Rational Performance Tester workbench assumea that all agents are RAC-based. Therefore, if you want to use non-z/OS agents in a schedule with a z/OS agent, you need to have the RAC installed on all the agents.

You can install both the RAC and the Load Generation agent on Windows, Linux and AIX.


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How to install IBM Rational Agent Controller for z/OS

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More support for:

Rational Performance Tester
Agent Controller

Software version:

8.3, 8.3.0.1, 8.3.0.2, 8.3.0.3, 8.5

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1642974

Modified date:

2013-07-09

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