Deploy OneAgent on zRemote

The zRemote is an aggregation and data processing component that installs in the distributed environment and extends the zLocal. The zRemote offloads much of the Oneagent processing from the "Code Modules", reducing the MIPS load incurred in instrumenting mainframe applications.


The zRemote should only service one zDC and its zLocal (zDC). It is possible to run more than one zDC zLocal pair per LPAR.

Installation and configuration

The zRemote is downloaded and installed automatically during the ActiveGate installation procedure. You only need to select the Mainframe monitoring option during ActiveGate installation.

Note that zRemote isn't supported by Environment ActiveGates that are configured for multi-environment support.

No further configuration of the zRemote is required, as it obtains all necessary settings from the ActiveGate.

By default, the zRemote listens on port 8898 for connections from the mainframe. You can configure it to listen on a different port by using the zdclistenerport parameter in ruxitagent.conf. You should ensure that this port is not blocked by a firewall.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows x64
  • Linux x64

Stopping and Restarting the zRemote service

Under unusual circumstances, it may be necessary to stop or restart the zRemote service. You can use the following commands to stop/restart the zRemote service.

Uninstalling the zRemote

Although the zRemote is installed automatically during ActiveGate installation, it isn't removed when the ActiveGate is removed. You must uninstall the zRemote separately.