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Agent software is free. Licensing occurs through your product and is usually based on the number of monitored elements.
Before you deploy agents to a target computer, review the following system requirements.
|Operating System|| |
Only Pro, Enterprise, and Ultimate workstation operating systems editions are supported.
|Other Windows software|| |
The following software packages are installed by the agent installer if necessary:
You may need to install the following manually:
Python 3 is not supported
The VeriSign Root Certificate Authority (CA) must be current. This is required because the agent software is signed using a VeriSign certificate. To install a certificate, see Certificates and the agent.
After the agent is installed, it runs as a Local System account and does not require administrative permissions to function.
|Account permissions|| |
If you want to deploy agents from the Orion server, the following requirements must be met:
|CPU||Less than 1% on average under normal operating conditions (0.24% on average)|
|Memory||10 - 100 MB, depending on the number and types of jobs|
Roughly 20% (on average) of the bandwidth consumed by the WMI protocol for transmission of the same information
For example, Agent: 1.3 kB/s versus WMI at 5.3 kB/s
|Storage||100 MB when installed|
A single polling engine can support up to 1,000 agents.
Some Linux distributions, such as CentOS, log all
cron jobs, including jobs that ensure the agent service is still up and responding. The log file can become large quickly. If your distribution logs all cron jobs, ensure that you use a tool such as
logrotate to keep your log files to a manageable size.
|Used continuously by the agent to communicate back to the Orion server. Also used to deploy the agent.|
|17791||Agent-initiated||Windows 2008 R2||Used continuously by the agent to communicate back to the Orion server. Also used to deploy the agent. This must be opened if the remote computers you monitor run Windows 2008 R2.|
|Server-initiated||All||Used to communicate with the Orion server. This must be open on the remote computer.|
|Either||Windows||(DCE/RPC Locator service) Microsoft EPMAP. This port must be open on the client computer for remote deployment.|
|Either||Windows||Microsoft-DS SMB file sharing. This port must be open on the client computer (inbound) for remote deployment.|
|22||Either||Linux||(TCP) Used to install the agent on Linux computers through SSH and SFTP or SCP. TCP port 22 (outbound) must be open on the Orion server or additional polling engine and open (inbound) on the computer you want to monitor.|