ServicePilot offers an agent for the supervision of Windows and Linux servers that is particularly powerful and allows native integration with the manager. This agent installs quickly with any cable distribution solution and consumes very few resources. The agent's recognition by the manager is dynamic and the data is sent to the manager at the agent's initiative. The new servers on which the agent has been previously installed will automatically be integrated into the supervision without manipulation on the part of the operators.
The connection between the agent and the manager does not require a VPN. The agent will connect directly to the manager, create his connection and an encrypted tunnel for data exchange. This architecture is much simpler with regard to the opening of flows and well accepted by security. As far as agent updates are concerned, it's very simple, they are automatic and it's not necessary to come back to each server to install a new version.
The agent automatically discovers the server resources and feeds synthetic and detailed dashboards with numerous indicators (System Supervision discovery, Automatic process discovery, Top processes per CPU consumption, memory).
The screenshot below illustrates the granularity and flexibility of server monitoring dashboards, in which I can zoom in using the calendar to understand the impacts of processes on my server's CPU peak 26 days ago on a 7-minute time scale.
The agent offered by ServicePilot not only supervises the server but also has several extended features such as log analysis and application response time that can be activated via the manager according to your supervision needs.
The mass update functionality, introduced with ServicePilot 8.2.0, ensures substantial simplification for agent provisioning, by combining their configuration with that of the associated set.
More specifically, this means that the agent configuration file is created when the package is added to the setup, and are stored on the ServicePilot server.
The agent can then recover its configuration at regular intervals (for example every 30 seconds) via HTTP or HTTPS synchronization.
Any changes to the agent configuration, whether the deployment is local or remote, can be made from the ServicePilot server, with just a few clicks on the associated package.
Transactions, Response times, Errors, Automatic RUM for applications running JAVA, .NET, IIS technologies, or monitoring application server http transactions.
Parsing of unformatted logs, Syslogs, Windows Events to control your IS events in order to keep server connection reports, application authentications, etc. The functionalities of the machine learning type as well as the Big Data architecture of ServicePilot allow to quickly make analyses of the surface anomalies or top ranking type in a very simple way with pre-constructed queries, according to the different technologies.
ServicePilot Agent features go beyond the System part, with :
I have automated mechanisms for the Microsft Windows or Linux servers monitoring that the SNMP does not give me, I can always add SNMP monitoring for specific processes to represent it automatically in my cartographies and apply process level SLA.
With a single agent, I can not only monitor my server, but also correlate security and application information without any complicated correlation rules with a dedicated dashboard.
An APM Full-Stack dashboard like the one just above makes it possible in particular to avoid incessant transfers of responsibilities during performance incidents and facilitate communication within the IT department's employees.
A supervision solution must be simple to implement and provisioning must be reliable, fast with maximum automation to avoid repetitive tasks. The ServicePilot server monitoring agent allows you to quickly meet your objectives: