Download Agent for End User Devices or Aternity Mobile (Download Agent)

You can download the Agent for End User Devices for Windows or the Agent for Mac directly from within Aternity. The Agent for End User Devices monitors end user experience by measuring device and application performance. Furthermore, to monitor mobile apps, you can download the Aternity Wrapper or the Aternity Mobile SDK to embed monitoring functionality into the app.

There are two types of Agent setups:

  • Run a graphical setup to add the Agent to a single computer, or

    Install the Agent for End User Devices on a PC securely (setup and connection)
  • Run a command line setup to mass-deploy the Agent across all devices in your organization.

    Deploy Agent for End User Devices with your software distribution system

The setup package and the extracted Agent files are secure, signed with our certificate. After you set up the Agent, it can communicate securely with the server using the HTTPS protocol on port 443. Learn more about security.

Tip

To try a beta version of the Agent which resolves a specific issue, contact the Aternity Beta Team.

Before you begin

Your Aternity username must have the Download Agent Installers privilege, typically granted to the Account Administrator.

Each monitored Windows device must have the following minimum system requirements to install the Agent for End User Devices locally:

Attribute Requirement

Windows operating system

Device must have:

  • For servers: Windows Server 2016 64-bit, Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit, or Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit.

  • Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, or Windows 7 SP1 (with KB3125574) Enterprise / Professional 32-bit and 64-bit (32-bit requires Agent 9.0.6 or later).

Monitored web applications

Agent 11.x can monitor a web (cloud) application running in any of the following Windows browsers:

  • Monitor any web application in any version of Google Chrome released in the past two years. For legacy Agents (on Windows until Agent 9.1.x or on Mac until Agent for Mac 2.3), you must also manually add the Aternity Extension for Chrome to monitor web page load events (WPM) and usage. Without this, Aternity only monitors clicking a link, back, forward, direct URL, HTTP GET and POST events.

  • Monitor any web application in Microsoft Internet Explorer v9, 10 or 11. For legacy until Agent 9.2.3, monitor discovered web apps by disabling IE's compatibility mode (learn more).

  • Monitor only managed applications with custom activities or page load activities (WPM) in Firefox (beta) single process mode versions 38 ESR, 45 ESR or 52 ESR. Contact Customer Services if you have versions 45 ESR or 52 ESR to enable monitoring of custom activities, and to ensure they are compatible with your Firefox.

Connectivity

The Agent sends monitoring data to Aternity (including IP v6 for Agent 11 or later) using HTTPS over port 443.

Tip

Aternity gathers and stores detailed performance data. To view older data, it displays a condensed summary (aggregated data), like an hourly or daily summary.

The Agent for End User Devices reports data to Aternity once every minute. If its status becomes disconnected and it cannot send data after trying for five minutes, it locally stores up to 50 minutes of retention data in offline mode, and then sends it when it renews its connection.

The device continuously tries to reconnect to Aternity in ever-increasing intervals, after ½ minute, one minute, two minutes, four minutes, eight minutes, 16 minutes, 32 minutes, and if it still fails, the Agent restarts itself and tries again to connect, restarting this cycle again.

Resource usage

A local Agent in Windows typically uses:

  • CPU: Total utilization across all cores approx. 0.12%. For virtual application servers and MS Terminal Server: typically 5-15%.

  • RAM: Approx. 120MB physical memory (private working set). For virtual application servers and MS Terminal Server, add 40MB per session.

  • Storage: Approx. 110MB, plus Agent log files (10MB to log only errors, or up to 740MB for complete logs). In rare support-led troubleshooting cases, log files can reach up to 3GB.

  • Bandwidth: Network traffic load overhead increases by approx. 0.02 kilobytes per second (KBps) incoming to the device, and approx. 0.05KBps reporting data to Aternity.

Microsoft .NET

Device must have Microsoft .NET v4.5 SP1 or later to use security (TLS 1.2).

Install privileges

You must run the Agent setup with administrator privileges on the device.

Aternity monitors performance in a wide range of virtual applications and virtual desktops. The virtual servers must be housed in one of the following operating systems:

Attribute Requirement

Virtual server operating system

Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2, 2012, or 2008 R2.

The Windows Agent supports virtual devices and/or virtual applications with any of the following requirements:

Attribute Requirement

Citrix virtual application servers

Citrix XenApp 6.5, 7.6, 7.8, 7.15.

Citrix virtual desktop servers

Citrix XenDesktop 6.5, 7.6, 7.8, 7.15.

VMWare Enterprise VDI

VDI support is for VMWare Horizon View 6.x and 7.x up to 7.2, and support for 7.15. Aternity does not monitor the ESXi hypervisor. VMWare ThinApp is NOT supported.

Microsoft RDC

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services 6.1, 8.1, 10.0.

Microsoft virtual application servers

Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP3, 5.0, 5.1.

Procedure

  1. Step 1 Select the Gear Icon > Agent Download.
    Access the page to download the Agent for End User Devices or Aternity Mobile
  2. Step 2 Download the Agent setup for your device type, either for a single device or to mass-deploy to multiple devices.
    Select the type of setup to download
    Field Description
    Install on One Device

    Download the graphical setup program which adds the Agent on a single device.

    Mass Deploy

    Download the command line setup program, which you can use in your mass distribution system to deploy to many devices at once.

  3. Step 3 Set up the Agent.

    Learn more.

    Install the Agent for End User Devices on a PC securely (setup and connection)