The ITRS Infrastructure Agent is a reliable alternative to the existing NRPE and NSClient Monitoring Agents in the ITRS product suite. It can run on Windows or Linux servers.
The Infrastructure Agent uses a daemon to enable communication between systems. This daemon can be used by remote monitoring systems to interrogate the status of the system. The Agent provides some default plugins for checking the RAM, CPU, and DISK, and can be extended with additional plugins.
For more information on how Opsview can use the Infrastructure Agent, please refer to Agents installation.
The ITRS Infrastructure Agent is a new way to monitor your IT infrastructure. Here are some of the benefits of migrating to Infrastructure Agent:
There are multiple ways to install the agent on Linux systems, including using RPM, DEB, building from source, or downloading it directly from the Agents Downloads website. On Windows systems, the agent can be installed using MSI packages. The Infrastructure Agent can be used on monitored hosts with older Opsview versions, even if you do not upgrade to the latest version. However, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of Opsview to ensure that all changes, including security fixes and new features, will work correctly with the Infrastructure Agent.
The Infrastructure Agent can be used to monitor a wide range of systems. It can be extended with additional plugins from third-party sources or developed in-house, making it even more versatile.
Encrypted traffic and certificate usage are now enforced by default, which helps to protect the privacy and integrity of data transmitted between the agent and the monitoring server. Additionally, the agent will create self-signed certificates upon installation if no certificates have been created by the user, which makes it easier to get started with the agent. Finally, new and more secure ciphers have been added to the agent, which further enhances its security.
The new agent performs significantly better than the previous Opsview Agents on both Linux and Windows systems. This means that the agent can now handle queries more quickly and at a shorter interval without using more system resources.
The Infrastructure Agent can import configuration from the old Opsview Agents, which means that your settings for allowed hosts, port numbers, and command configuration will be imported into the new agent. This change simplifies the migration from the Opsview Agent to the Infrastructure Agent, making it a viable alternative for monitoring deployments.
The new agent now supports UTF-8 characters in plugin output.