why would I need a remote agent?

Why would I want to use a remote agent instead of using local agents? What is the benefit?

2 answers

1 accepted

3 votes

Distributed builds and load are the main reasons.

A lot of us have a "build server", we stick Bamboo on it and run everything locally.  But what if the server becomes overloaded?  Remote agents let you do builds on other machines (without having to install a separate Bamboo for each one).  Similarly, building in different environments can be done - I know of several places that build essentially the same code for Windows, Linux and Mac and need to build/test on different OS's and even versions.


  • Specialized runtime environments for your tests
  • Compiling on different platforms
  • Isolating the server from your own build and runtime environment, so makeing sure nothing your developers do will destroy the server

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Renan Battaglin
Published May 18, 2017 in Bamboo

FAQ: How to Upgrade Bamboo Server

Bamboo 5.9 will no longer be supported after June 12, 2017. What does this mean? As part of our End of Life policy, Atlassian supports major versions for two years after the first major iteratio...

1,095 views 0 5
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot