Resource Monitoring agents

You can connect agents to the Resource Monitoring service from other hosts to monitor a larger set of data collectors, computers, servers, or systems, or if a server to monitor requires authorization access. To monitor these remote servers, you must configure and run the agents so that a connection is set between HCL OneTest Server Resource Monitoring service and the agents.

For testing, you would need many hosts. For example, you might have one host with the application server, another host with the database server, and some hosts to apply the user load. Due to network or firewall issues, sometimes, it becomes difficult for multiple hosts to connect to each other. Resource Monitoring agents are installed on the target hosts so that they can establish a connection with HCL OneTest Server to gather resource statistics of the target host.

The agents always try to connect with the server through the HTTPS protocol. You must install the agent and start it. From the Resource Monitoring service page in HCL OneTest Server, you can copy the command lines to download files and to run the agents. When you stop the agent, the monitoring sources that you have already added persist but the live data will not be available.

You can configure your Resource Monitoring agent as a service so that the agent automatically runs when the host is restarted. For details, see the documentation pages about starting Resource Monitoring agents on Windows or Linux.

When the agent is connected to HCL OneTest Server, it is added to the main page of the Resource Monitoring service.


view of total and type of sources, agents added to a project

To monitor your host across the agent, you must add the agent as a monitoring source and select performance counters to monitor as described in Monitoring host resources help page.