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During the installation of an Agent you need to provide the details of the Coordinator machine, in order to establish the communication between the Agent and the Coordinator. To establish a continuous communication between the Coordinator and the Agents in IncrediBuild Environment, you need to use a fixed identifier for the Coordinator machine - either an IP address or a hostname. This identifier should not change over time, or else the Agents would not be able to sustain communication with the Coordinator. 

Therefore, when selecting a machine for hosting the Coordinator, one of the following conditions needs to be met:

Note: It is recommended to identify the Coordinator machine with its hostname.  

  • To identify the Coordinator machine using its IP address – the machine must have a static IP.

  • To identify the Coordinator machine using its hostname – the machine can have a dynamic IP.
    Note: if you are using a hostname to identify the Coordinator machine, you need to make sure that the Agent machines have a DNS or another mechanism of name resolution.

Note: You can change the IP address or hostname of the Coordinator after the installation, using the Agent Setting dialog box. If you change the IP address or hostname of the Coordinator for one Agent, you must change it for all Agents. For more information, see the Agent Settings section. 

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