Overheads of the eG Agent on Windows

The resource utilization of an eG agent is dependent on various factors including:

  • the number of components that are being monitored by the eG agent;
  • the specific component types to be monitored; 
  • the frequency of monitoring;
  • whether the agent is monitoring applications in an agent-based or an agentless manner;

For an internal agent monitoring a single application on the server at a 5 minute frequency, the agent typically consumes 0.1-0.3% of CPU. Network traffic generated by the agent is about 0.05 – 0.2 kbps. The size of the agent on disk is about 1 GB. When the agent is started, its memory footprint is about 15 MB additional to that of the Java Virtual Machine. In total, the eG agent process consumes 200 to 300 MB of memory.

For an agent that monitors multiple applications on a server, or for an agent that monitors components in an agentless/external manner, the CPU, memory, and network bandwidth usage will be higher.