Agent Overview Test

To receive precise, real-time updates on the performance and overall health of the components being monitored, administrators need to ensure that the eG agent, which performs the actual monitoring functions, is communicating with the eG manager at all times. The Agent Overview test helps administrators in this regard.

This test periodically monitors the communication between the eG agent and the eG manager and also reports administrators on the numerical statistics of the tests that were executing for the eG agent, the files stored in the data folder and the size of the files stored in the data folder. This test also helps administrators to identify the time taken to upload the data from the eG agent to the eG manager.

Target of the test : The eG Agent

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the eG Agent being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed .


The host for which the test is to be configured.


The port number at which the specified host listens. By default, this is NULL.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total running tests

Indicates the total number of tests that were executed by the eG agent.



Data storage files

Indicates the total number of files that were stored in the data folder of the eG agent.



Data storage file size

Indicates the amount of space utilized by the files available in the data folder of the eG agent.


A high value for this measure for a considerable period of time indicates that the the eG agent could not communicate with the eG manager.

Is agent communicating with the manager?

Indicates whether/not the eG agent is communicating with the eG Manager.


The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure Value Numeric Value
Yes 1
No 0


By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate whether/not the eG agent is communicating with the eG Manager. However, the graph of this measure is represented using the numeric equivalents only i.e., 0 or 1.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the last communication time of the eG agent and the eG Manager.

Time taken for upload

Indicates the total time taken by the eG agent to upload the data collected by executing the tests to the eG manager.