This page describes Controller Admin settings that are specific to the Machine Agent. You need the root user password to change these settings.

You can change the amount of Machine Agent data you retain in the Controller database by changing the retention period for Machine Agent snapshots. Lowering the retention settings purges data that is aged out by the new retention setting and reduces the amount of data stored by the Controller on an ongoing basis. Consider the amount of Machine Agent data to retain when tuning the size of the Controller database.

Change the Controller Settings for Machine Agents

  1. Log in to the Controller administration console using the root user password. See Access the Administration Console.

    http://<controller host>:<port>/controller/admin.jsp

    Use the root user password to access the Admin console when the Controller is installed in single- or multi-tenant mode. See Update the Root User and Glassfish Admin Passwords.

  2. Select Controller Settings.
  3. Change the settings as needed, and then select Save. Changes to the settings occur the next time you restart the Agent and it connects to the Controller. 

Controller Settings Reference for Machine Agent 

Property NameProperty DescriptionDefaultAllowed Values property determines the length of time the Controller waits for the Agent to perform an IN-PROGRESS action before it stops the action.

86400000 ms

(1 day)

1 to 840 hours (5 weeks) number of new actions dispatched per minute for each Machine Agent. This is the maximum number of "runbook" actions sent to the Machine Agent. For example, you may request the Machine Agent to run a script because of a health rule violation, if the number of requests in a one minute period is greater than the preset value, then the action is executed the next minute. 15 per minute1 to 28999999
machine.agent.pending.actions.timeoutDetermines how long the Controller waits for the Agent to perform a PENDING action before it stops the action.

1800000 ms

(12 hrs)

machine.agent.snapshots.buffer.sizeSize in Megabytes of the in-memory buffer storing machine snapshots uploaded from Agents prior to database flush.50 MB
machine.snapshots.retention.periodTime in hours to retain server snapshot data.336 hours (2 weeks)1 to 840 hours (5 weeks)