How agent name is determined if left empty
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How agent name is determined if left empty


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CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine


If the agent starts without a name (name=<empty>) in the ini-file, it takes the machine's name. Which command is taken to determine the hostname?  Previously, when installing operating system agents, we always left the value "name=" empty in the ini file ucxjlx6.ini.

; name: Name of the agent (or proxy agent)
; The agent name is limited to 32 of the following characters: A-Z, 0-9, _, ., $, @, - and #.
; Hyphens ("-") are only allowed in agent names. They must not be used in the names of any other objects.


Release : 12.3.7

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We use an OS function like GET_HOSTNAME to get the hostname if name= is blank, so it's determined by the OS,not from DB.