Administrative agent settings

Use this page to configure the administrative agent and view its properties.

To view this page in the administrative agent console, click System administration > Administrative agent.


Administrative agent server name. The name is read-only.


Name for the administrative agent node. The node name is unique within the cell. The node name is read-only.

By default, a node name is the hostname appended with Node01. For example, a node on a computer with the host name of MyComputer is named MyComputerNode01 by default.

However, the node name is a purely logical name for a group of servers. The node name does not have to contain the host name.

(zos) Short name

Short name of the administrative agent server.

The server short name must be unique within a cell. The short name identifies the server to the native facilities of the operating system, such as workload manager (WLM), Automatic Restart Manager, System Authorization Facility (SAF), for example, Resource Access Control Facility (RACF ), started task control, and others.

The name can be 1-8 alphanumeric or national language characters and cannot start with a numeral.

The system assigns a cell-unique, default short name.

Information Value
Data type String

(zos) Unique ID

Unique ID of this administrative agent server.

The unique ID property is read-only. The system automatically generates the value.

Information Value
Data type String

Start components as needed

Select this property if you want the server components started as they are needed for applications that run on this server.

When this property is not selected, all of the server components are started during the startup process. Therefore, selecting this property usually results in improved startup time because fewer components are started during the startup process.

Avoid trouble: If we are running other WebSphere products on top of this product, make sure that those other products support this functionality before you select this property.gotcha

Process ID

Read-only process ID of the administrative agent.

Cell name

Read-only cell name of the administrative agent.

Node name

Read-only node name of the administrative agent.


Read-only state of the administrative agent, such as started or stopped.

Related tasks

  • Administer stand-alone nodes using the administrative agent

  • Node collection for the administrative agent
  • Job manager collection