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Job caused multiple agents to fail.


This error means that a job failed on 3 separate agents and the job caused the agents to become non-responsive. When this occurs, Electric Make fails the job and aborts the build. The build proceeds only if you have set -k, -i, or other options that allow the build to continue after an error.

This CloudBees Build Acceleration behavior is designed to prevent a single command from bringing down an entire cluster.


This message could be displayed if any of the following occurs:

  • someone restarts agents without disabling them first

  • an agent/host loses network connectivity

  • any other non-agent connectivity issue

For possible hints about why you received this message, examine the Messages tab on the Cluster Manager UI for the affected Agents when running that build.


Always disable agents before restarting them. Resolve any connectivity issues.