Agent Installation

For production environments, Serena recommends creating a user account dedicated to running the agent on the machine where the agent is installed.

For simple evaluations, the administrative user can run the agent on the machine where the server is located. But if you plan to run deployments on several machines, a separate agent should be installed on each machine. If, for example, your testing environment consists of three machines, install an agent on each one. Follow the same procedure for each environment the application uses.


Except for evaluation purposes, do not install an agent on the same machine as the server.

Each agent needs the appropriate rights to communicate with the Serena Release Automation server.

At a minimum, each agent should have permission to: