Agent Platform

AppMon provides the ability to choose between 2 different agent platforms: the Classic Agent, which is the default agent platform and the new AppMon Agent.

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 Linux x64 Linux PPC BE Linux PPC LE AIX PPC Solaris x86/x64 Solaris SPARC z/Linux s390
Java
      Java 6/7/8 GA BETA
      Java 9 N/A BETA
.NET
      .NET Framework GA BETA
      .NET Core N/A BETA
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.

BETA

  • Agent is ready for testing in production (stable).
  • Keep in mind that the Features/Sensors known from Classic Agent can (must not though) behave different. Please check upfront if the Featureset fits your needs.
  • Technical support provides limited support for the BETA agents.