Agents

Service Agents

Service Agents run the tasks in Ouvvi, they can run across multiple machines and networks providing they can reach and authenticate with this web application.

Setup the Agents to run your Projects, Steps and Triggers in the locations where you need them.

Each configured Agent is an individual Thread in the Agent Service so the more agents configured the more work is executed in parallel.

Dependencies allow you to control Ouvvi Steps so that they only execute on a specific group of Agents. For example running a Step that accesses On Premise resources behind the corporate firewall.

Adding a Service Agent

Go to Services > System Services and click onto the Add Agent button.

Install Agent

Type in a name for your agent and then click Next Step. You can add a dependency however this is not a requirement for typical installations.

Name Agent

Now copy the text that appears in the blue box. You will need this to install your agent.

Copy Text

Now open Data Sync and go to Tools > Ouvvi > Online Agent Manager.

Online Agent Manager

Click the New Agent button to open the configuration window.

Add Agent

Now paste the text that you copied earlier from Ouvvi into the window and click OK.

Paste text

Type in a name for your agent and then click OK to install and create it.

Name Agent

You can now run your agent as a windows application, and create a desktop shortcut to make this quicker to run when you start your machine or you can install the agent as a Windows Service.

Typically we would install as a Windows Service, however it will depend on your setup and how you would prefer Ouvvi to run as to which option is best for you.

Install or Run

Start the Service

If you have chosen to install the agent as a Windows Service, you can start the service by selecting your agent and clicking the green play button or right clicking and choosing Start Service.

Start Service

Go back to your Ouvvi site and look at the System Services page, you will see that the agent has been created and the service is running. Ouvvi is now ready to use, and you can use the normal Ouvvi documentation to guide you on how to get started.

Services Running

Adding an Agent User

When you add an agent to Ouvvi they will be added as an Agent user. You can add additional agent users manually by creating a user account and checking the agent checkbox. Go to Settings > User Profiles and click on the 'Add User' button in the mini menu.

Add User

Then enter the required details as listed below:

User Details

Select the Agent checkbox to make the user an Agent. If the agent is installed as a service you will need to enable admin permissions to install it. Once it has been installed these permissions can be removed as admin permissions are not required to run.

The agent allows API calls and the admin enables read and write status. To add admin rights check the Admin checkbox and press Save.