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Default agents

Default agents

When Pega Platform is initially installed, many default agents are configured to run in the system (similar to services configured to run in a computer OS). Review and tune the agent configurations on a production system because there are default agents that:

  • Are unnecessary for most applications because the agents implement legacy or seldom-used features
  • Should not run in production
  • Run at inappropriate times by default
  • Run more frequently than needed, or not frequently enough
  • Run on all nodes by default, but should only run on one node

For example, by default, there are several agents configured to run the Pega-DecisionEngine in the system. Disable these agents if decisioning is not applicable to the application(s). Enable some agents only in a development or QA environment, such as the Pega-AutoTest agents. Some agents are designed to run on a single node in a multinode configuration.

A complete review of agents and their configuration settings are available in the following Pega Community article Agents and agent schedules. Because these agents are in locked rulesets, they cannot be modified. To change the configuration for these agents update the agent schedules generated from the agents rule.

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