The "agent name" currently maps directly to the "hostname" attribute in XML. This is something that can be updated via the API <https://api.gocd.io/current/#update-an-agent>.
Additionally, during auto-registeration <https://docs.gocd.io/current/advanced_usage/agent_auto_register.html>, it's possible to setup a hostname of your choice by setting the autoregister property *agent.auto.register.hostname*. This property was specifically introduced to be able to identify multiple agents on the same machine. I believe you were the one who opened the ticket <https://github.com/gocd/gocd/issues/124> :) Are you suggesting that this behaviour is now broken? On Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 8:18 PM Carl Reid <carlandrewr...@gmail.com> wrote: > As I understand it, it is not possible to specify the name of a GO Agent > when the agent is being installed. > This is a shame as we have the agent install and auto-registration > completely scripted including environments and resources however the agent > name needs to have meaning rather than just the hostname. This is > especially so when you have multiple agents per machine in which case they > all get the same name. > > Currently we have to install the agent and then edit the xml > configuration, changing the host name to something meaningful. This is a > highly manual operation and is subject to the usual problems of time taken > and the possibility of mistakes. > > I was wondering whether there is a another way or renaming the agent? > Perhaps via the API? Looking through the documentation > http://www.go.cd/documentation/user/current/api/agent_api.html it does > not seem like this is possible. > > Anyone have any ideas for this problem? > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "go-cd" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to go-cd+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "go-cd" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to go-cd+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.