Sysdig agents are simple to deploy and upgrade, and out of the box, they will gather and report on a wide variety of pre-defined metrics. Agent installation can be as simple as copying and pasting a few lines of code from a Wizard prompt, or you can follow step-by-step instructions to check supported environments and distributions, review installation options, and customize the agent configuration file post-install.
About Sysdig Agent
Sysdig agent is a lightweight host component that processes syscall, creates capture files, and performs auditing and compliance. It is a platform that supports monitoring, securing, and troubleshooting cloud-native environments
In addition, the agent performs the following:
Metrics processing, analysis, aggregation, and transmission
Policy monitoring and alert notification through bidirectional communication with the Sysdig collector
Integration with third-party software for consolidating customer ecosystem data
Full assimilation into containerized and orchestrated environment
A top-level flow for monitoring is illustrated in the following diagram.
The following agent components gather relevant data:
Store the metrics for analysis.
Sends the metrics in every second for analysis and aggregation.
Build the 10-second roll-up data.
Send the data every tenth second for serialization
Send the serialized metrics to the Sysdig collector
Host Requirements: Determine supported platforms and system requirements for installing Sysdig Agent.
Agent Licensing: Retrieve the agent access key and understand the subscription model.
Installing Agent: Install Sysdig agents on supported platforms.
Configuring Agent: Edit the agent configuration file to filter incoming metrics, change log levels, and more.
Using Agent Modes: Edit the agent configuration file to configure agent modes.
Upgrading Sysdig Agent: Upgrade Sysdig agent installed as a service or as a container.
Troubleshooting Sysdig Agent: Troubleshoot common Sysdig agent issues.
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