January 08, 2013
Agent based system monitoring vs external monitoring...
Some of the drawbacks associated with external monitoring (basically, pointing a monitor at a server and attempting to extract data) are lack of monitor consolidation and inability to pull detailed system information. Agent-based monitoring solves the above listed issues by relying on an internal system agent that retains the ability to pull detailed system data. A few agent based monitoring systems including Monitor.us and Nagios.
Posted by cdgrieb at January 8, 2013 08:32 AM