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AutoSys: The specified instance is already defined


Article ID: 195415


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CA Workload Automation AE - Scheduler (AutoSys) Workload Automation Agent CA Workload Automation AE


In a multi-instance environment, after removing the previous release of Client installation,

when running the setup to reinstall the new release of the Client, it fails with error:

The specified instance is already defined in the CA Workload Automation AE configuration.

Specify another instance. 


Release : 11.3.6

Component : CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys)


The encountered problem was related to the instance file remaining under /etc folder.

# cd /etc

# ls auto*

auto.PRD  < =====


After removing the auto.$AUTOSERV file under /etc directory, installation completed successfully.