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Pro Python System Administration by Rytis Sileika

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Chapter 10. Remote Monitoring Agents

This is the second of a series of three chapters that discuss the implementation details of a simple distributed monitoring system. In the previous chapter I laid out the high-level system design and described in detail the server implementation. This chapter is dedicated to the monitoring agent implementation, interaction with the sensor application, and the security model.

Design

I'm going to expand on the client or monitoring agent design that I briefly touched in the previous chapter. As you already know, the monitoring agent is responsible for accepting the sensor read commands and sending the results back. It relies on external utilities to perform the measurements.

The Passive Component

The monitoring agent ...

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