How do I get a remote agent to send its name to the bamboo host

We are deploying a set of remote agents, but they appear in the Agents page as their hostname. is there a way (maybe the file) for the remote agent to set a more friendly name (such as 'QA Build host engine 2')?

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You can change the agent name by editing <name> tag in bamboo-agent.cfg.xml located in Bamboo agent home.

Thanks - Can I set this from the installer rather than post editing the file?

You can try supplying a partially filled-in bamboo-agent.cfg.xml, but I think it's better to edit it post-install.

The file is only created after bamboo is started for the first time, so editing it post install is not possible. If a file with only the following in is created, will bamboo fill in the rest?






Yes, that's what I've meant by a partially filled-in file.

Of course, you can also use the Edit link on the agent page to rename the agent.

A problem with pre-creating the file ahead of running the bamboo is that bamboo no longer works out the build directory - is just crashes reporting that there wasnt one. It seems the only field that the agent sets is the agent identifier.

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