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Difference between cluster agent and machine agent with docker visibility

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Difference between cluster agent and machine agent with docker visibility

Hi,

 

I wanted to know why there are 2 approaches in container monitoring. One with machine agent with server visibility license and docker monitoring enabled and other with cluster agent with server visibility license.

-What is the difference between both and

-if I want to monitor my infra for the Kubernetes cluster then a machine agent is required?

- If not then can cluster agents do that?

 

Regards,
Pralhad

 

 

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Re: Difference between cluster agent and machine agent with docker visibility

I'm a bit new to the cluster agents myself, but my understanding is that the Cluster agent is newer and so it provides a bit more detail into the pods and clusters, it's also a different license. Whereas the traditional machine agent with server visibility enabled is the traditional approach for non-containerized environments. When you deploy a machine agent into your build process it requires a lot more overhead to upkeep them, but a cluster agent gets added as a mount with a shared .yml in your build process and so it gets managed and distributed much more easily.




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Re: Difference between cluster agent and machine agent with docker visibility

Can we use machine agent license for cluster agent?

Also, for monitoring K8s, is one Cluster Agent sufficient?

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