Chapter 4

Installing and Configuring Agents

As mentioned in previous chapters, you can set up as many servers as you think you may need, but unless you have the Operations Manager agent loaded on systems in your environment, you won't have an effective monitoring solution. The agent becomes the conduit that connects the management servers with the systems they monitor and maintain. In the simplest sense, you can think of the agent as a telephone and the caller as the monitored system, with the phone company acting as the management server.

This chapter concentrates on getting the agent onto the managed systems. Since there are different methods you can use to install the agent, you will need to decide which method works best for your environment. ...

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