The Intelligent Agents console for iSeries™ Navigator provides system administrators with an easy way to manage one or more Agent Building and Learning Environment (ABLE) agents running on a single system or across different systems.
Intelligent agents are Java-based software components that are capable of learning certain behaviors over time through complex autonomic algorithms. Intelligent agents can have many different capabilities, from simply monitoring for certain events to more complex actions like analyzing network problems, preventing unplanned system restarts, or managing storage. Although the goal of using agents is to simplify the system administrators tasks through autonomic computing, system administrators still need a way of starting, stopping, responding to, and monitoring the actions of their agents.
The Intelligent Agents console for iSeries Navigator provides system administrators with an easy way to manage one or more ABLE agents running on a single system or across different systems. After the agent console connects to the agent services that exist across your domain, you can monitor and work with any number of preconfigured agents on any of the systems in your domain.
- Intelligent Agent concepts
The Intelligent Agents console uses ABLE agents running on or across a distributed agent platform. Find out more about ABLE agents, and the agent services that make up the distributed platform.
- Developing agents
Create and customize your own agent to perform the tasks that you want. The Agent Building and Learning Environment (ABLE) toolkit and its associated documentation provide a working development environment and a template agent that can be used as a guide for developing your own agents.
- Set up your agent environment
Before you can begin managing your agents with the Intelligent Agents console, you will need to configure your agents and agent services (the agent platform) to run on or across the systems in your environment. A secure environment requires Kerberos and additional platform configuration.
- Managing agents
Use the agent console to connect to your domain and begin managing your agents. Find out how to control the level of automation associated with your agents, and how to easily respond to requests and track agent history.
Parent topic:Applications for performance management