Introduction

Overview

The ITRS Infrastructure Agent is a replacement for 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.

Infrastructure Agent overview

Benefits of migrating to Infrastructure Agent

The ITRS Infrastructure Agent is a new way to monitor your IT infrastructure. Here are some of the benefits of migrating to Infrastructure Agent:

Easy to install and configure

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.

Highly flexible

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.

Enhanced security

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.

Performance improvements

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.

Convenient migration

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 makes migrating from the old agent to the new agent much easier.

UTF-8 support

The new agent now supports UTF-8 characters in plugin output.

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