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Comparison of Windows agent versus agentless

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Updated May 18, 2018

Overview

The following table displays a comparison of which features are available for the Windows agent versus agentless.

Environment

  • SolarWinds Orion Platform products using Orion Core 2016.2 and later

Detail

   

Windows agent

Windows agentless - WMI

Windows agentless - SNMP

1 Node Name/Caption Yes Yes Yes
2 Node Status Yes Yes Yes
3 Response Time/Latency (ICMP) Yes Yes Yes
4 Response Time/Latency (SNMP) No No Yes
5 Response Time/Latency (Agent) Yes No No
6 Packet Loss Yes Yes Yes
7 IP Addresses Yes Yes Yes
8 IP Address Type (IPv4 or IPv6) Yes Yes Yes
9 Machine Type Yes Yes Yes
10 DNS Name Yes Yes Yes
11 Description Yes Yes Yes
12 Location Yes Yes Yes
13 Contact No No Yes
14 Last Boot Yes Yes Yes
15 Number of CPUs Yes Yes Yes
16 CPU Usage Yes Yes Yes
17 Individual CPU Core Usage Yes Yes Yes
18 Memory Usage Yes Yes Yes
19 Total Memory Yes Yes Yes
20 Vendor Yes Yes Yes
21 Availability Yes Yes Yes
22 Quality of Experience (QoE) Yes Yes Yes
23 Universal Device Poller No No Yes
24 Device Studio/Custom Pollers No No Yes
25 VMware Virtualization Monitoring (Basic) Yes Yes Yes
26 Hyper-V Virtualization Monitoring (Basic) Yes Yes No
27 Hardware Health Yes Yes Yes
28 Asset Inventory Yes Yes Yes
29 Real-Time Process Explorer Yes Yes Yes
30 PerfStack Real-Time Polling No Yes Yes
31 Web-based SSH Client Partial* Partial* Partial*
32 Network Interface Monitoring - SAM Yes Yes No
33 Network Interface Monitoring - NPM No No Yes
34 Real-Time Service Manager Yes Yes Yes
35 Real-Time Event Log Viewer Yes Yes Yes
36 Reboot Yes Yes No
37 Routing No No Yes
38 Topology No No Yes
39 Linux Load Average No No No
40 Volume Name Yes Yes Yes
41 Volume Status Yes Yes Yes
42 Volume Type Yes Yes Yes
43 Volume Size Yes Yes Yes
44 Volume Space Used Yes Yes Yes
45 Volume Space Available Yes Yes Yes
46 Volume Percent Used Yes Yes Yes
47 Volume Allocation Failures No No Yes
48 Volume Avg. Disk sec/Transfer (Latency) Yes Yes No
49 Volume Disk queue length Yes Yes No
50 Volume Read I/O Yes Yes No
51 Volume Write I/O Yes Yes No
52 Volume Total IOPS Yes Yes No
53 AppInsight for IIS Yes Yes No
54 AppInsight for Exchange Yes Yes No
55 AppInsight for SQL Yes Yes Yes
56 DHCP User Experience Monitor No Yes Yes
57 Directory Size Monitor Yes Yes Yes
58 DNS Monitor - TCP Yes Yes Yes
59 DNS Monitor - UDP Yes Yes Yes
60 DNS User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
61 Download Speed Monitor Yes Yes Yes
62 Exchange Web Services UX Monitor Yes Yes Yes
63 File Age Monitor Yes Yes Yes
64 File Change Monitor Yes Yes Yes
65 File Count Monitor Yes Yes Yes
66 File Existence Monitor Yes Yes Yes
67 File Size Monitor Yes Yes Yes
68 FTP Monitor Yes Yes Yes
69 FTP User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
70 HTTP Form Login Monitor Yes Yes Yes
71 HTTP Monitor Yes Yes Yes
72 HTTPS Monitor Yes Yes Yes
73 IMAP4 Monitor Yes Yes Yes
74 IMAP4 User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
75 JMX Monitor No Yes Yes
76 LDAP User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
77 Linux/Unix Script Monitor N/A N/A N/A
78 MAPI User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
79 Nagios Script Monitor No No No
80 NNTP Monitor Yes Yes Yes
81 ODBC User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
82 Oracle User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
83 Performance Counter Monitor Yes Yes Yes
84 POP3 Monitor Yes Yes Yes
85 POP3 User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
86 Process Monitor Yes Yes Yes
87 Process Monitor - Windows Yes Yes Yes
88 RADIUS User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
89 Service Status - SNMP No No Yes
90 SMTP Monitor Yes Yes Yes
91 SNMP Monitor No No Yes
92 SOAP Monitor Yes Yes Yes
93 SQL Server User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
94 SSL Certificate Expiration Date Monitor Yes Yes Yes
95 TACACS+ User Experience Monitor Yes Yes Yes
96 TCP Port Monitor Yes Yes Yes
97 Tomcat Server Monitor Yes Yes Yes
98 VMware Performance Counter Monitor Yes Yes Yes
99 Web Link Monitor Yes Yes Yes
100 Windows Event Log Monitor Yes Yes Yes
101 Windows PowerShell Monitor Yes Yes Yes
102 Windows Script Monitor Yes Partial* Partial*
103 Windows Service Monitor Yes Yes Yes
104 WMI Monitor Yes Yes Yes
105 Application Dependencies (with SAM 6.0 and later) Yes No No
106 Push Deployment - Add Node Yes N/A N/A
107 Mass Deployment - Push from Web Yes N/A N/A
108 Manual Installation Yes N/A N/A
109 Pull Deployment - wget/curl/etc. No N/A N/A
110 Mass Deployment - GPO/MSI Yes N/A N/A
111 Mass Deployment - Puppet/Chef No N/A N/A
112 Deployment via Repository No N/A N/A

 

Cell Detail
31: Agent "Partial" assumes the Orion Server or Additional Polling Engine (APE) the node is associated with has routable connectivity to the agent-managed node and that the Windows node is running an SSH Daemon, such as freeSSHd. The Web Based SSH Client communicates over TCP Port 22 from the Orion Server or APE to the selected node and does not utilize the agent communications channel. The Windows Operating System also does not include a native out-of-the-box SSH Server. Windows however, does provide an unencrypted Telnet service  for similar functionality. Unfortunately, Orion's Web Based SSH client does not support Telnet at this time.
31: WMI, SNMP "Partial" assumes the Windows node is running an SSH Daemon, such as freeSSHd. The Windows Operating System does not include a native out-of-the-box SSH Server. Windows however, does provide an unencrypted Telnet service for similar functionality. Unfortunately, Orion's Web Based SSH client does not support Telnet at this time.
102: WMI, SNMP Windows Script Monitors run against SNMP or WMI managed nodes and execute locally on the Orion Server or Additional Poller through which the node is managed. These Windows Scripts do not execute on the managed node itself. To execute Windows Scripts on the node being managed, users must install the Orion Agent or rewrite their script in PowerShell utilizing WinRM.
 

 

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