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Difference Between Agent Based and Agentless Monitoring

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Difference Between Agent Based and Agentless Monitoring

Hi Experts,

 

This is a very novice question, though!!

 

I would like to know the exact differences between Agent Based and Agentless Monitoring Solution.

 

I came across certain differences like cost and lightweight, however, it would be great if someone can help me with all the differences.

 

Any document on this will also be highly appreciated.

 

Regards,

Priya

3 REPLIES

Re: Difference Between Agent Based and Agentless Monitoring

Hi priya80, the blog article here wil give you some good ideas, and there's also links/doc attachments in the article, giving some more details.

 

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-Service-Management-BAC/When-do-you-go-for-agent-based-and-when-do-you-go-for-agent-less/ba-p/6062889

 

HTH

- ramd

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Super Advisor

Re: Difference Between Agent Based and Agentless Monitoring

Thank you so much for the help and quick response.

 

Highly appreciated :)

 

Thanks.

Occasional Visitor

Re: Difference Between Agent Based and Agentless Monitoring

Both agent-based and agentless monitoring have their benefits:
1. In terms of Deployment: Agentless Monitoring is easier to deploy as compared to agent-based. In agent-based monitoring, agents need to be deployed on each server.
2. Network Overhead: Agentless monitoring requires additional network traffic as the raw performance data is transported to a remote data collector. Whereas agent-based monitoring is bandwidth efficient because data is collected locally.
Read more comparison details at Agent-based vs agentless monitor.

In my opinion, choose according to the need and resources in hand. If you have enough bandwidth go for Agentless monitor.