The agent contains the code that allows rules to run. The agent can to be installed on one tenant and can be seen across multiple locations, so you can access data platforms on multiple servers and hosts.
The agent runs cross platform, meaning that users can leverage data from sources running on both Windows and Linux.
The Agent should be installed on a host that has access to your data sources, such as a server. Think of it as just another program that runs in the background - listening in real time for rule executions from Loome Monitor in the cloud.
Easy to Update
As is the case with SaaS, updates to the Loome UI and API are seamless, meaning there’s no need to download installers when we release minor updates to improve the user experience - it’s all happening in the background. We can provide a product that is both constantly evolving, and easy to get started with, no matter where you are accessing it from.
Updates to the agent itself do require attention from the user, as the agent is a separate part of Loome and does not sit in the cloud. These updates will be feature-driven, and although not compulsory, are strongly recommended if you want to take advantage of the latest features. Loome Monitor will not experience any downtime during updates, however it will be easiest to schedule a 5 or 10 minute window when you are not executing rules, for the updates to install. It is only a few steps where you will need to run the same script you used for installation. You will be notified when new features become available for the agent.
Real Time Logging
Another useful feature is that the agent is connected to Loome Monitor in real time, allowing you to view results from each rule as they happen.
You have full control over what the agent can access and how it connects to your data sources. One thing to note with Loome is that the results of each rule are not saved on our servers and any credentials required for connecting agents to data sources are stored securely and are transmitted as encrypted messages over solid HTTPS/WSS protocols.
Loome Monitor rules are not restricted to running on a single host - you can install multiple agents across various computers and networks if required, allowing for less restricted access to data warehousing across multiple servers and hosts. A second agent may also act as a back-up when performing updates – if you don’t have a spare 5-10 minute window between rules to perform a required update, you can run rules using your backup agent while you wait for the install to complete. This ensures zero disruption to your planned rule executions.
The only thing you need to install to start using Loome Monitor is the Agent. This is done using the agent sidebar on the Agents page, found in the right-hand corner menu. Installation is all handled by a single PowerShell script. The best part is that the same script used to install an agent can be used to update it, ensuring that your agent has everything it needs to work, and is using the most up-to-date build of Loome Monitor.
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