Start and Stop the Agent

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

On the Agent’s host machine, you can start and stop the Agent if desired. The commands to start and stop the Agent affect all of the Agent’s components together—the reverse proxy, the Alation Connection Manager, and the connectors.

Before starting or stopping the Agent, you may want to check the Agent’s status first.

Stop the Agent

To stop a running Agent:

sudo hydra stop

Once the Agent has stopped, it will appear as disconnected on the Agents Dashboard in Alation. Running sudo docker ps on the Agent machine will show no active containers.

Start the Agent

To start a stopped Agent:

sudo hydra start

Restart the Agent

To restart the Agent (stop and then automatically restart again):

sudo hydra restart