Agent Platform

AppMon provides the ability to choose between 2 different agent platforms: the Classic Agent and the AppMon Agent.

For AppMon 2017 May and AppMon 2018 April the Classic Agent is the default platform. All the newly created System Profiles use it by default.

For AppMon 2018 October the AppMon Agent is the default platform. All the newly created System Profiles use it by default.

AppMon Agent benefits

  • End-to-end encryption using https
  • Code-instrumentation on the Agent
    • Faster agent startup time
    • Less collectors required
    • Almost zero pressure on collectors
  • Easy traffic tunneling using https based protocol
  • Better Configuration Management
    • No webserver master agent required
  • Support for new platforms, technology & features which are not available with the Classic Agents.

Compare AppMon Agent availability with Classic Agent

Agent Classic Agent Availability Status AppMon Agent Availability Status Windows x86/x64 Linux x86 Linux x64 Linux PPC BE Linux PPC LE AIX PPC Solaris x86 Solaris x64 Solaris SPARC z/Linux s390
Java
      Java 6/7/8 GA GA
      Java 9/10 N/A GA
.NET
      .NET Framework GA GA
      .NET Core N/A GA
Webserver
      Apache GA GA
      NGINX GA GA
      IIS GA GA
Node.js
      Node.js N/A GA
PHP
      PHP 5.x GA GA
      PHP 7 N/A GA
IBM Integration Bus (WebSphere Message Broker)
      IIB GA GA

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Classic Agent/AppMon Agent

Agent Status

GA - Generally Available

Keep in mind that the Features/Sensors known from Classic Agent can (must not though) behave different.