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Updated: August 2018

Analyzing the Application

Before using Agent Builder, you must determine whether the application that you intend to make highly available or scalable meets the required criteria. Agent Builder cannot perform this analysis, which is based solely on the runtime characteristics of the application. Analyzing the Application for Suitability provides more information about this topic.

Agent Builder might not always be able to create a complete resource type for your application. However, in most cases, Agent Builder provides at least a partial solution. For example, more sophisticated applications might require additional code that Agent Builder does not generate by default. Examples of additional code include code that adds validation checks for additional properties or that tunes parameters that Agent Builder does not expose. In these cases, you must make changes to the generated source code or to the RTR file. Agent Builder is designed to provide just this kind of flexibility.

Agent Builder places comments at particular points in the generated source code where you can add your own resource type code. After making changes to the source code, you can use the makefile that Agent Builder generates to recompile the source code and regenerate the resource type package.

Even if you write your entire resource type code without using any code that is generated by Agent Builder, you can use the makefile and structure that Agent Builder provides to create the Oracle Solaris package for your resource type.