Preparing managed computers for agent-based monitoring
Some monitor tasks require that the target computers be managed. Managed computers are the computers that have the Symantec Management Agent installed on them. The Monitor Plug-in is dependent upon the Symantec Management Agent. The Remote Monitoring Server provides limited monitoring functionality without a plug-in. Detailed monitoring requires the installation of both the Symantec Management Agent and the Monitor Plug-in.
To prepare managed computers for monitoring, you must complete the following steps.
You had the opportunity to perform these steps at the time of installation or during the initial setup.
Table: Process for preparing managed computers for agent-based monitoring
Discover the computers that you want to manage.
When computers are discovered, resource objects are created for them in the CMDB.
You may have discovered computers when you installed Notification Server or when you added new computers to the network.
Manage the computers by installing the Symantec Management Agent.
You may have performed this step when you installed Notification Server or when you added new computers to the network.
The Symantec Management Agent has two versions: one for Windows and one for UNIX, Linux, and MAC.
Prepare managed computers by installing the Monitor Plug-in.
To monitor computers with agent-based monitoring, you must install the Monitor Plug-in on target computers.