Monitoring Agent Groups

    What you are going to learn:

  • What are agent groups
  • Why use agent groups
  • How to add and remove agent from groups

A group can be seen as a virtual set that can have more than one agent associated to it. Generally, groups can be used to group agents that are similar to each other. For instance, if you have an agent installed at 15 different branch locations, you can create a group called Branches and associate all the branch agents to that group.

Why use Agent Groups?
Why use Agent Groups?

Groups can be very useful for reducing configuration templates for cases where the same agents need to be used in multiple templates. If we use the example discussed above, suppose that a user wants to monitor network performance between a headquarter location and 15 branch locations. Instead of adding each agent manually to the Network Monitoring Template, the user simply needs to add the group Branches to the template. This effectively simplifies the task at hand and makes it less prone to errors.

With this example, when adding a new branch, the new agent just needs to be added to the Branches group and all the monitoring sessions defined in the monitoring template will be created. By using groups and templates, this makes the configuration really easy when adding and removing agents.

How to add or remove agents from groups?
How to add or remove agents from groups?

You can select the groups when you create an agent or any time you modify it. You can also access all the groups and modify the membership (Menu -> Groups).

Screencapture Agent Groups