Deploy agents to nodes
This topic applies only to the following SolarWinds Platform products:
Hybrid Cloud Observability Essentials — Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced
DPAIM — LA — NAM — NPM — SAM — SCM — SRM — VMAN*
Agents provide an additional method to poll devices that are part of a separate network or have intermittent connectivity to the network with your SolarWinds Platform server. SolarWinds Platform products support multiple methods of deploying agent software.
- Deployment to Raspberry Pi devices may take longer.
- Before you deploy agents, verify your global agent deployment settings.
Software deployment - Deploy the agent software from the SolarWinds Platform server to one or more client computers.
Manual deployment - Manually move the installer to the remote computer and then install and configure it locally.
- Deploy the agent manually to a Windows computer
- Deploy an agent manually to a Linux/Unix-based computer
Mass deployment - Mass deploy the agent software to multiple computers using a mass deployment technology, such as Group Policies, SolarWinds Patch Manager, or other automation software.
- Mass deploy an agent on Windows
- Deploy agents on Linux/Unix-based computers through a repository
- Deploy with a Gold Master Image
- Prerequisites for deploying agents on Windows Core Servers
Cloud deployment - Deploy the agent to a computer in the cloud.
- Manually deploy an agent on Amazon Web Services
- Automatically deploy a Windows agent to established instances on Amazon Web Services
- Automatically deploy Orion agent on Azure VMs
Windows Core requires specific setup before you can install the agent software.