op5 Add Out of the Box Support for Agentless Windows Monitoring
As application monitoring gains momentum we now add a more sophisticated agent less WMI support to op5 Monitor. Today’s and tomorrow’s applications are being deployed in very distributed way and as such it is not always the case that you have full system access to collect vital application status data. In the latest version of op5 Monitors default plugin package we now add support for agentless WMI monitoring.
This means that an op5 Monitor user now has the option to pull application status data via the NSClient ++ agent, SNMP traps, Syslog, IPMI and now MS WMI. The different methods can be combined depending on application and situation in order to complement each other for optimal control of a Windows environment. The support for agentless windows monitoring enables full access to all the available standard WMI data, that make Windows monitoring easy to install and maintain.
WMI is Microsoft’s implementation of the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) and Common Information Model (CIM) standards to do queries on a Windows host.