Monitoring technology should be agent-less
Hemani, CMD, Omnitech Solutions, on infrastructure and application-monitoring
What are the types of infrastructure-monitoring tools available
Common monitoring tools are based on SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
and are of two types: home-grown and industry-standard tools. In the case of
the former, service-providers do not have to pay for licences, hence they can
offer value-for-money services to end-customers. Those of the latter type are
required for various platforms to monitor hardware and software.
What are the pre-requisites for buyers going in for monitoring
Monitoring technology should be agent-less, without the need
to install agentseither software or hardwareat a clients site.
The tool should be installed on a single PC or server at the service providers
site, and be able to extract information from the clients systems. A customers
application data should not reach the service provider, only information regarding
the customers systems should come in, and which is used for infrastructure
and application-monitoring purposes.