Host Monitoring Agent

Overview

You only need a Host Monitoring Agent if no other Agent runs on that particular machine, because any other active Agent except Node.js delivers those metrics.

The Web Server master Agent only delivers when a slave / sub- Agent is connected to it.

With many Agents on one machine, you may want to switch off delivery of host monitoring data from non-Host-Agents to reduce traffic from Agent to Collector. See support for the best strategy.

Restart Host Agents from the Client’s Agent Overview / Status dashboard > Host Agent context menu.

For AppMon 6.5 and later, the Host Monitoring Agent can monitor availability of any process running on the host. For further information on process availability monitoring see information on configuration of hosts/host groups on the Infrastructure page. 

Installation and configuration

Agent bulk installation

To monitor a large number hosts in the hundreds, you can automate the Host Agent deployment.