NPM agent is a great little tool. Until solarwinds adds native monitoring for Azure, Agents work great for Azure servers. On the Unix/Linux side the compatible list of OS is rather limited and short. We have a real need to monitor Oracle OS on the agents. And currently Oracle and a few other OS's we have are not on the supported list.
We've tested using version 7.2 and it actually worked by doing a manual install of the agent on the server and connecting the solarwinds server to the agent. Which means technically it should be compatible, but since it's not on the list Support has already indicated there is no support.
They told us to open this feature request to show interest and so that it gets consideration for the next version. Having a wider reach different OS's makes the agent tool more flexible and easier to use especially now that cloud computing is taking off. We plan to start developing more in the cloud but with out the ability to monitor the OS's we use makes it difficult on us having to find a third party when solarwinds should be able to do the job.
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