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Agent schedule data instances

An agent schedule data instance determines the node type an agent runs on.

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After you create an agent rule, the Agent Manager generates an agent schedule data instance based on the node type. If you do not specify a node type, by default, Pega Platform associates the node with four Pega-provided node types: BackgroundProcessing, Search, Stream, WebUser. When setting up an agent rule, you should specify the node type if you know what the node type is.

  • If your Pega Platform application includes legacy agents that were created before PRPC Version 5.4 that you did not expressly design and test for multi-node operation, do not enable such agents on more than one node.
  • Agents that use the standard queue mode can run on all nodes.
  • Users logged in on any of the nodes that share the same PegaRULES database can see the agent schedules generated for all nodes.
  • For agent schedule data instances for the Pega-RULES, Pega-IntSvcs, Pega-AutoTest, and Pega-ProCom agents rules, running on multiple nodes is supported.

Access

To access an agent schedule, open the agents rule and locate the agent schedule on the Nodes tab, which lists all agent schedules generated for that rule. You can also use the Records Explorer to list agent schedules by selecting SysAdmin > Agent Schedule.

Category

The Data-Agent-Queue class holds agent schedule data instances. They are part of the SysAdmin category.

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