The Network Performance Monitoring Agent
Introduce a key player to your team
Think of the Agent as your Network Admin
Our Agent is unique software that we've developed to help you seamlessly measure network and application performance and availability
Four types of Monitoring Agents are available.
All Agents offer the same features to ensure easy deployment.
- Software (Linux & Windows)
- Virtual Appliance (Hyper-V & VMware)
What can the Agent do for you?
- Device Monitoring
- System / Network Monitoring
- Cloud Network Monitoring
Agent is Software
The Agent is software that we have developed to measure network and application performance and availability. Four types of Agents are available and all of them have the same features. This makes sure the deployment is easy no matter where you want to increase visibility and monitor performance. This includes Public Monitoring Agents that are managed by Obkio in public clouds such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.
Visibility from End-User Perspective
By running performance tests directly from Head & Branch offices, the Agents measure network and application performance as if they were actual users. The exact location inside the network may change depending on the network architecture. In some cases the Agent is installed next to the firewall to monitor ISP performance (WAN) and in other cases at the far-end of the LAN network to have a complete end-to-end performance monitoring solution.
Install and Forget
Usually, Agents are installed at the same place where users (Head & Branch offices) and IT infrastructure (Data centers & Cloud environments) are located. In most cases, only one agent is required by location but many can be installed on large campuses to gain more visibility. Once installed, Agents receive their configuration and software updates from our Cloud platform without any user interaction. Making monitoring easy is our Agent's number one priority.
Now, Enterprises using SaaS and Cloud service that are no longer hosted in a centralized location. This new architecture increase the pressure on IT teams to correctly and accurately monitor the performance and availability of services from all of their locations. To simplify the process, our Agents execute tests from all your connected locations to provide a more [distributed network monitoring](/blog/distributed-network-monitoring/) solution, compared to traditional centralized monitoring solutions.
Whether you're using them for Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) or Application Performance Monitoring (APM), our Agents are always working hard. With [continuous network monitoring](/blog/continuous-network-monitoring-proactive-troubleshooting/), our Agent offers users more visibility on performance issues that are often intermittent and hard to pin-point. Immediately be notified when there is an issue or check out previous performance data to understand what happened after an incident.
Since the Agents are not in-line in the network but installed as endpoint devices, their installation and use does not affect IT operations. Apart from speed tests that are fully configurable, Agents do not perform stress tests on the network or applications. Performance tests performed by the Agent simulate normal use of a single user, which means there is no impact whatsoever on IT operations. Furthermore, the installation does not require any port mirroring or traffic capture which could cause privacy or confidentiality concerns.
4 Agents Types – Same Features
Installed directly on a new or existing system, and available for Windows, Linux, and Docker.
Requires very little system resources, as low as 2 vCPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of disk.
Single Command Installation
All you need is to paste a single command line provided by the application. A cron will be installed to keep the agent up-to-date.
Ideal for Data centers and Clouds
Can be deployed in Data centers, Cloud environment or at any locations where a Linux or Windows machine is available to host the software.
Plug & Play
All you need is: the small hardware appliance & two cables to plug (Ethernet (DHCP) & Power). And it’s ready to use! Add your hardware to the Obkio app using the serial number and you’re ready to gol no configuration required.
Ideal for Branch Offices
Usually deployed in Branch Offices when no servers are available to run the Software or Virtual Appliance agents.
Global Internet Monitoring
Quick and easy solution to monitor your business' Internet Performance, no matter where your office may be.
Easy and Ready to Use
Hosted and maintained by Obkio in major cloud providers around the world, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, the Public Monitoring Agents are deployed within seconds.
Ideal for Head Office and Data centers
Usually deployed in Head Offices and Data centers where Virtualized environments are available.
Supporting Major Hypervisors
Available for VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Oracle Virtualbox.