Discovery

Resource typeEnvironmentRequired instrumentation
Linux serverData centerGateway Appliance
Linux serverCloudPublic Cloud Collector
Windows serverData centerWindows Gateway. See guidelines for Windows Gateway below.
Windows serverCloudPublic Cloud Collector
VMware ESXi serverData centerGateway Appliance
SNMP enabled network resources (switches, routers, ...)Data centerGateway Appliance
Storage arrays (NAS and SAN)Data centerGateway Appliance
Other IaaS, PaaS resourcesCloudPublic Cloud Collector

Monitoring

Resource typeEnvironmentInstrumentation choicesRecommended choice
Linux serverData centerLinux Agent, Gateway ApplianceLinux Agent
Linux serverCloudLinux Agent, Gateway Appliance, Public Cloud CollectorLinux Agent
Windows serverData centerWindows Agent, Windows GatewayWindows Agent
Windows serverCloudWindows Agent, Windows Gateway, Public Cloud CollectorWindows Agent
VMware ESXi serverData centerGateway ApplianceGateway Appliance
Other IaaS, PaaS resourcesCloudPublic Cloud CollectorPublic Cloud Collector
SNMP enabled network resources (switches, routers, ...)Data centerGateway ApplianceGateway Appliance

Guidelines for Windows Gateway

The Windows Gateway is a Windows application. It supports limited functionality compared to the Gateway Appliance.

The Windows Gateway should be used only in the following scenarios:

  • Monitor network devices in small office environments.
  • Discover Windows servers.

Monitoring network devices in small office environments

Small office IT environments might not have a hypervisor to run the Gateway Appliance. In these environments, the Windows Gateway can be used to discover and monitor network resources, such as switches, routers, and firewalls.

A single Windows Gateway instance can manage up to 30 network resources.

Discovering Windows servers

In IT environments with Windows running on bare metal, Windows servers might need to be discovered individually. The Windows Gateway can be used to discover Windows servers in these environments.

A single Windows Gateway instance can discover up to 500 Windows servers.

Important considerations:

  • The Windows Gateway is not recommended for monitoring Windows Servers. To monitor Windows and Linux servers, deployed agents on the servers.
  • The Windows Gateway does not support the proxy mode functionality available in the Gateway Appliance. The Windows Gateway cannot be used as a proxy for agents to connect to OpsRamp.