Installing and running agents on Windows or Linux

In order to collect monitoring data inside your network, you need to install Uptrends Infra's agent software. Typically, the agent software is installed on a server, but it can also run on a desktop PC or even a laptop, if you want to do some testing.

View the video to learn how to install the agent on your machine and how to set up the device in your account.

Monitoring on Windows and Linux

The agent software is available for both Windows and Linux. Typically, you start with one agent on a single machine (either Linux or Windows), and start monitoring that device itself, and perhaps other devices. 

This is possible because one single agent can monitor multiple devices inside your network. As long as you have one agent (which automatically monitors itself), you can monitor other Windows servers and workstations, Linux servers and workstations, routers, printers, and other devices in your network.

Multiple agents

You can install multiple agents as well. If your network security or physical setup prevents your servers from connecting to each other, the best option is to install an agent on each server, so they can monitor themselves and collect their data independently. There is no limit to the number of agents you can install in your account: feel free to run any number and combination of Windows and Linux agents; there is no extra cost for this. In a Windows network, it's even possible to automatically install the agent on a network using Active Directory.

External monitoring without an agent

Even if you don't have an agent installed, you can still use Uptrends Infra. While we cannot collect any data from inside your network that way, you can still use Uptrends' external network to perform website monitoring from outside your network.

System requirements for running an agent on Windows

The following Windows versions are supported:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

The Infra agent needs the .NET Framework 4 or higher to be installed on the system, and requires access to the Internet using HTTPS (port 443).

The agent has a rather small footprint in terms of memory and storage, so you should be fine with any modern machine. You must be logged on with administrative permissions in order to be able to install the agent.