Configuring the agent by using the silent response file

The silent response file contains the agent configuration parameters. You can edit the silent response file to modify the values of these parameters, and run the configuration script to create an instance and update the agent configuration values. This mode of configuration is called the silent mode.

About this task

You can use the silent response file to configure the DataStage agent on Linux and Windows system. After you update the configuration values in the silent response file, you must run the configuration script to configure the agent with these updated values.


  1. In a text editor, open the silent config file that is available at the following location and specify values for all the parameters: install_dir\samples\datastage_silent_config.txt install_dir\samples\datastage_silent_config_UNIX.txt



    For information about the configuration parameters, see Configuration parameters of the agent.

  2. On the command line, change the path to install_dir\bin.

  3. Run the following command:

    datastage-agent.bat config instance_name install_dir\samples\datastage_silent_config.txt config instance_name install_dir\samples\datastage_silent_config_UNIX.txt
  4. Start the agent.

    • In the IBM Performance Management window, right-click the agent instance that you created, and click Start.
    • Run the following command:
      ./ start instance_name

What to do next

Log in to the IBM Cloud Pak console to view the data that is collected by the agent in the dashboards. For more information about using the console, see Starting the Cloud App Management UI.