Linux Monitoring Agent Installation

Linux servers often run the most critical business applications which can severely impact on the organization. With proactive monitoring problems are quickly identified, leading to increased uptime and faster fault resolution.

Install the Linux Monitoring Agent on Servers to add monitoring, remediation through Automated Tasks (available from Linux Monitoring Agent Version 2), alerting and status reporting via the Dashboard.

After installation the Linux Monitoring Agent release collates all the hardware and software information from the server and uploads this to the Dashboard. Once processed these details are available in the Asset Tracking section under the Client and site the device is registered under.

Two versions of the Linux Monitoring Agent are available, with the following sections covering their installation.

The following 24x7 and Daily Safety Checks are supported in the Linux Monitoring Agent.

24x7 Checks Daily Safety Checks
Bandwidth Monitoring Check Antivirus Update Check +
File System Space Check + Backup Check +
Linux Daemon Check + File System Space Change Check +
Log File Check Hacker Check +
Performance Monitoring Check + Log File Check
PING Check MTA Queue Check +
Process Check MySQL Check
Script Check Package Management Check
SNMP Check Physical Disk Health Check +
TCP Service Check Physical Memory Health Check
Web Page Check Script Check

+ The Checks marked with a plus are added by default when deploying the Agent (where supported or the monitored product is installed).

The Linux Monitoring Agent designates all installations as servers. Once installed, Linux devices appears in the Server and Mixed sections of the Dashboard.

As Linux Monitoring Agent Version 2 uses real-time architecture and protocols it is not compatible with Linux Monitoring Agent Version 1. If upgrading from version 1 to version 2 please read the Linux Monitoring Agent Migration (going from v1 to v2) section.

To ensure the Linux Monitoring Agent starts after a reboot, please register rmmagent as a service using chkconfig.

Linux Monitoring Agents do not currently support the use of Monitoring Templates as part of the installation process. These templates may only be applied to Agents post-installation.

Linux Monitoring Agent 2.0.4 RC introduced support for Raspberry Pi with a dedicated Debian installer available for both 32 and 64-bit ARM architectures.

Monitoring Agent Communication URLs

Depending on the company's security policy a firewall or other web monitoring software may be deployed to filter internet connections to avoid any potential Agent communication issues, we would suggest allowing the URLs listed in the Agent Communication URLs section.