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An agent is a software application that provides a communication channel between the Orion server and a Windows or Linux computer. Agents are used as an alternative to WMI or SNMP to provide information about your selected key devices and applications.
A single polling engine can support up to 1,000 agents. The following table details agent resource consumption.
0.24% on average under normal operating condition
Between 10 and 100 MB depending upon the number and types of jobs
The agent consumes roughly 20% (on average) of the bandwidth consumed by the WMI protocol for transmission of the same information
For example, Agent: 1.3 KBPS versus WMI at 5.3 KBP
The Agent Settings page provides access to all of the settings and tools needed to install and manage agents. Additional agent settings can be found in the Control Panel.
On the Web Console, click Settings > All Settings > Agent Settings.