By default, the CloudBees Accelerator installer configures a fixed number of agents. You can take it a step further by configuring the agent service to automatically start the number of agents according to the number of CPUs on the host.
A main benefit of this functionality is that this facilitates using a single image (such as an Amazon AMI, Azure image , or GCP image ) that you use for cloud bursting as a template across many different instance types, regardless of the CPU count on each type, to get the ideal number of agents.
|Enabling this feature requires manual modification of agent configuration settings as described below.
Set the values of
Restart the agent service by entering:
sudo /etc/init.d/ecagent restart
Open Registry Editor.
In the following registry path:
set the value of the
agentCountregistry key to
Open the Services control panel, right-click the Electric Agent service, and choose Restart.
On Windows platforms, you cannot start more agents automatically than were set during installation. If you plan to use
auto, you should set the number of agents during installation to ensure enough agents for this feature.