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Agent-based vs Agentless Monitoring

Differentiates major capabilities of Agent-based and Agentless Monitoring

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Introduction

Refer to the following table to understand the major OpsRamp capabilities of Agent-based and Agentless Monitoring:

Agent-based vs Agentless Monitoring
OpsRamp Capabilities
ModuleCapabilitiesAgent MonitoringRemote Monitoring
Windows GatewayLinux GatewayOpsRamp Cloud (API)
Discovery
Discovery of Windows Servers
YesYesNoN/A
Discovery of Linux ServersYesYesYesN/A
Discovery of network devices (SNMP)
YesYesYesN/A
Discovery of Kubernetes environment (On-Prem & Cloud)
YesNoNoN/A
Application discovery on target servers
YesNoNoNo
Infrastructure Discovery - Virtualization stack
N/AYesYesN/A
Infrastructure Discovery - Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP)
YesN/AN/AYes
Monitoring (Templates)
Native Windows monitoring
YesYesYesYes
Native Linux monitoringYesYesYesYes
Network Resource Monitoring (SNMP)
N/AYesYesN/A
Data Center Monitoring - Applications
YesYesYesN/A
Data Center Monitoring - Databases
YesYesYesN/A
Data Center Monitoring - Storage
N/AYesYesN/A
Data Center Monitoring - Protocols (For example, JMX, APIs)
NoYesYesN/A
Data Center Monitoring - Virtualization
YesYesYesYes
Cloud Monitoring - AWS, Azure, GCP services
NoN/AN/AYes
Cloud-Native Applications
YesNoNoYes
Web Services monitoring
NoNoYesNo
Synthetics - VOIP(SIP) monitoringNoNoYesNo
Extensibility (Custom Monitors)Custom Monitors - User-Authored monitoring contentYesYesYesNo
Event IntegrationsWebhook-based integrationsN/AN/AN/AYes
Generic REST-based event integrationsN/AN/AN/AYes
Email-based integrationsN/AN/AN/AYes
AutomationRun book automationYesN/AN/ANo
Remote ConsolesYesYesYesYes

*N/A = Not Applicable