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    October 8, 2015

Agent versus Agentless Management

Guest Author

I've seen a couple of questions recently about the differences between Agent managed and Agentless assets, so I thought I'd explain the differences and the relative merits.

You can manage operating systems and virtualization technologies in one of two ways - by installing an Ops Center Agent on them, or by providing Ops Center with credentials that it can use to reach the asset. The agent is tailored to the system - there are separate types of Agents for Zones and LDoms.

If you don't want to have anything else installed on a system, agentless management can provide management and monitoring capabilities. However, there are some features that aren't available for assets that are managed agentlessly. There's a table in the OS Management chapter that explains what features are and are not available with agentless assets.

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  • guest Thursday, October 8, 2015

    SNMP is the IETF standard protocol for internet management.

    SNMP offers lower latency than SSH with CLI scraping or HTTPS... while still overing encryption, bulk data transfer, the ability to request changes on the managed product, and the agent has the ability to restrict change requests by not granting write permissions.

    Can OpsCenter management be configured to use well known and defined SNMP?


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