Are Microsoft Managed Service Accounts supported for Database and OS monitoring?
MSA Accounts are a Microsoft Active Directory account which is managed and stored in AD and enables automatic password updates and changes without administrative intervention. It is typically deployed as a service account where many such service accounts are used for business applications to start and operate as a Windows Service. MSA's are useful in large environments where frequent or regular password changes are necessary to meet internal and external security specifications are mandatory.
Currently MSA credentials are not supported for Agent use as Foglight requires a password to be set when entering a credential in a lockbox or ASP password field. Foglight credentials allow for various agents to login to hosts and access applications for monitoring purposes. An MSA credential self-updates it's password at a timed interval, and there is no current mechanism to refresh the new password(background update) at this time in Foglight.
An MSA Windows account can be used to run a Foglight Management Server and Agent Manager Windows Services, but not as an Agent credential.