ELM provides great flexibility and scalability for collecting a variety of health, status and event data from numerous systems. This can be accomplished with different types of agents, however there are certain limitations in the monitoring capabilities of agents you should be aware of when planning your deployment or adding on to an existing installation. In addition to monitoring capabilities, there are other performance factors to consider when either a service agent or virtual agent could be utilized to perform the same monitoring function.
The table below demonstrates the capabilities of each type agent in relation to the monitoring function.
Note: Certain monitoring functions can also be run at or require running from the ELM Server.
As always, if you have any questions regarding the best agent for the job for monitoring your systems, do not hesitate to contact TNT Software. We’re more than happy to guide you through the process and provide best practice recommendations to aid in your decision making.
We hope that you found this article on Using the Right ELM Agent for Your System Monitoring Needs informative and useful and wish you continued success with ELM.