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Foglight Agent Manager 5.8.5.7 - Foglight Agent Manager Guide

Configuring the embedded Agent Manager Installing external Agent Managers
Understanding how the Agent Manager communicates with the Management Server Deploying the Agent Manager cartridge Downloading the Agent Manager installer Installing the Agent Manager Starting or stopping the Agent Manager process Frequently asked questions
Configuring the Agent Manager Advanced system configuration and troubleshooting
Configuring Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Configuring Windows Remote Management (WinRM) UNIX- and Linux-specific configuration
Monitoring the Agent Manager performance Deploying the Agent Manager to large-scale environments

Configuring Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

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Advanced system configuration and troubleshooting : Configuring Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

To remotely monitor a Windows® machine, some Foglight agents require access to the WMI services, and specifically to the WMIConnectionService. This section outlines potential issues that may be encountered by agents attempting to access WMI, and provides solutions or workarounds.

Windows Firewall interference

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Since the agent connects remotely (that is, from an external source) the Windows® Firewall can interfere with operations. In such cases, it is recommended that you initially try disabling the firewall to determine if that allows the agent to connect. When the agent can connect with the firewall disabled, re-enable it and open the following ports:

Minimum requirements for Windows Management Instrumentation

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Promoting remote users to administrators on local machines through the Domain Controller

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1
Choose Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers.
2
In the Active Directory Users and Computers window that appears, in the left pane, under the domain node, click Computers.
4
In the Computer Management window that appears, choose System Tools > Local Users and Groups.
Using the Users node in the right pane, make an existing or a new user an Administrator.
Using the Groups node, add an existing user to the Administrators group.
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