Rudder Agent workflow

In this chapter, we will have a more detailed view of the Rudder Agent workflow. What files and processes are created or modified at the installation of the Rudder Agent? What is happening when a new Node is created? What are the recurrent tasks performed by the Rudder Agent? How does the Rudder Server handle the requests coming from the Rudder Agent? The Rudder Agent workflow schema summarizes the process that will be described in the next pages.

Figure 11. Rudder Agent workflow


Let’s consider the Rudder Agent is installed and configured on the new Node.

The Rudder Agent is regularly launched and performs following tasks sequentially, in this order: