Correct me if I am wrong, but the command rcgrpwise start will read information from the gwha.conf file, in it are stored the scripts to start the agents.

Agents are running in the background if I check with ps -ef|grep poa , etc. But rcgrpwise status says "unused"

The contents of gwha.conf are loading the same post offices as the ones that are running when I check with the ps command.

So, why can't the services' status be checked?

This became a minor issue after upgrading from 8 to 2012.