Atlassian Bamboo–How to create multiple Remote Agents on single server to do continuous deployment for BizTalk / WCF.

Hi,

I’m writing this post to demonstrate how we can create multiple remote agent on a single server to do the parallel deployment to the BizTalk/WCF servers. Bamboo comes with the concept of local agents and remote agents. Remote agents are installed on the individual servers for the artefact/solution deployment. Remote agent runs on a windows wrapper service, whenever there is a new server, the project team need to install Remote Agent and run the services. This is trouble with large organisation, and Remote agents are not free.

Follow the below steps to create multiple Remote Agent on one/two/three particular dedicate machine for Bamboo.

Sr No. Task Description
1. Download Remote Agent

Download bamboo-agent-installer-5.14.1.jar from bamboo agent page

2.

Copy jar file

Copy .jar file to a folder.

3.

Create Remote Agent 1 – <ServerName>.<Env>.<Domain>.lan

Follow the below steps to install Remote Agent 1.
1 – Open CMD prompt, CD into the folder where .Jar file exists.
2- Run the below command.
java -Dbamboo.home=d:\bamboo-1 -jar atlassian-bamboo-agent-installer-5.14.1.jar http://<AgentServer>/agentServer/
The process will stop and ask to approve the remote agent. Login to the Bamboo portal, navigate to Agents, click on Agent Authentication under Remote Agents. Approve the operations. Process will resume.
3- After the completion of the above, navigate to the folder D:\bamboo-1\Conf.
4- Open the file wrapper.conf
5- Edit the file with the below information:
         wrapper.console.title=Bamboo Remote Agent 1
         wrapper.ntservice.name=bamboo-remote-agent-1
         wrapper.ntservice.displayname=Bamboo Remote Agent 1
6. Navigate to d:\bamboo-1\bin. Run the following .bat file in order as per below:
         InstallBambooAgent-NT
         StartBambooAgent-NT
7. A Service name “Bamboo Remote Agent 1” will get installed and started. Use bamboo user to login to the service.

4.

Remote Agent 1 – <ServerName>.<Env>.<Domain>.lan

This remote agent will appear on the online remote agents tab under Remote Agents.

5. Create Remote Agent 2 – <ServerName>.<Env>.<Domain>.lan (2)

Follow the below steps to install Remote Agent 1.
1 – Open CMD prompt, CD into the folder where .Jar file exists.
2- Run the below command.
java -Dbamboo.home=d:\bamboo-2 -jar atlassian-bamboo-agent-installer-5.14.1.jar http://<AgentServer>/agentServer/
The process will stop and ask to approve the remote agent. Login to the Bamboo portal, navigate to Agents, click on Agent Authentication under Remote Agents. Approve the operations. Process will resume.
3- After the completion of the above, navigate to the folder D:\bamboo-2\Conf.
4- Open the file wrapper.conf
5- Edit the file with the below information:
         wrapper.console.title=Bamboo Remote Agent 2
         wrapper.ntservice.name=bamboo-remote-agent-2
         wrapper.ntservice.displayname=Bamboo Remote Agent 2
6. Navigate to d:\bamboo-2\bin. Run the following .bat file in order as per below:
         InstallBambooAgent-NT
         StartBambooAgent-NT
7. A Service name “Bamboo Remote Agent 2” will get installed and started. Use bamboo user to login to the service.

6.

Create Remote Agent 3 – <ServerName>.<Env>.<Domain>.lan (3)

Follow the below steps to install Remote Agent 1.
1 – Open CMD prompt, CD into the folder where .Jar file exists.
2- Run the below command.
java -Dbamboo.home=d:\bamboo-3 -jar atlassian-bamboo-agent-installer-5.14.1.jar http://<AgentServer>/agentServer/
The process will stop and ask to approve the remote agent. Login to the Bamboo portal, navigate to Agents, click on Agent Authentication under Remote Agents. Approve the operations. Process will resume.
3- After the completion of the above, navigate to the folder D:\bamboo-3\Conf.
4- Open the file wrapper.conf
5- Edit the file with the below information:
         wrapper.console.title=Bamboo Remote Agent 3
         wrapper.ntservice.name=bamboo-remote-agent-3
         wrapper.ntservice.displayname=Bamboo Remote Agent 3
6. Navigate to d:\bamboo-2\bin. Run the following .bat file in order as per below:
         InstallBambooAgent-NT
         StartBambooAgent-NT
7. A Service name “Bamboo Remote Agent 3” will get installed and started.  Use bamboo user to login to the service.

7.

Three Remote Agents available.

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Once the remote agent is created you need to create PowerShell script using New-PSSession and Remote connection, something like :

$LocalDir= "\\${bamboo.biztalk.server}\C$\Users\${bamboo.remote_username}\Documents" $session = New-PSSession -ComputerName $biztalk_server -ConfigurationName Microsoft.PowerShell32 $LastExitCode = Invoke-Command -Session $session -File "${LocalDir}\US_Controller_BizTalk_Database.ps1" -ArgumentList "undeploy","$list","$biztalk_sql_instance","$log_dir"

 

Some people might disagree with this approach, but if we can create multiple local agents on the same server then why not remote agents?

Many Thanks.

Regards,

Shadab