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Make the Connect Direct Agent component an option to be installed if the installer chooses to do so

Not sure what version of Connect Direct UNIX this was introduced, but I have noticed in Connect Direct 6.0 +, it automatically installs the Connect Direct Agent component and the Agent is in a started state.  This needs to become an option during installation of Connect Direct UNIX.  Not every shop is using Control Center Director, nor necessarily wants to.

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  • Jan 22 2020
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Not sure what version of Connect Direct UNIX this was introduced, but I have noticed in Connect Direct 6.0 +, it automatically installs the Connect Direct Agent component and the Agent is in a started state.  This needs to become an option during installation of Connect Direct UNIX.  Not every shop is using Control Center Director, nor necessarily wants to.

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    Chris Sanders commented
    12 Mar, 2020 01:45pm

    Thank you for opening this enhancement request with us. I see that you've noticed the Initparm that was added to disable the new agent if it doesn't work well in an environment. This has been added to C:D UNIX v4.2, v4.3, and v6.0. It has also been added to C:D Windows v6.0 with plans to port the Initparm back to v4.8 and v4.7 as well.

    We believe that this will be the best compromise for the majority of current and future C:D customers as the agent will likely be very helpful in maintaining the lifecycle of C:D instances with Control Center Director. It sounds like the new Initparm meets your needs so I'll mark this request as delivered. As always please don't hesitate to use the Ideas tool to suggest other enhancements however.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Sanders

    Connect:Direct Offering Manager

  • Guest commented
    2 Mar, 2020 06:25pm

    I see that version 6.0.0.2, there is now a parameter in the initparms where the install agent can be disabled.

  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2020 07:12pm

    The same is true for Connect Direct Windows.  Currently the component gets added automatically.  I don't like this.  It needs to be an option.

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