Build Agent Lookup Service

Rational® Build Agent service plug-ins provide the capability to look up the build requests that use Rational Build Agent as the build engine.

Using the IBM® Engineering Workflow Management (EWM) client, you can create build definitions that use Rational Build Agent as the build engine. The Build Agent Lookup Service checks build requests in the repository periodically to locate requests that use Rational Build Agent as the build engine. When the build requests are found, they are handled by the internal service and send command lines to Rational Build Agent.

The Build Agent Lookup Service handles multiple build requests in each lookup period. However, if there is more than one build definition defined to use one Rational Build Agent, and a user requests builds using these build definitions at same time, the Build Agent Lookup Service only handles one build request in the lookup period. A single Rational Build Agent should only receive one build request at a time.