April 13th, 2019
One of the goals we've always had for Whoops.io is to enable monitoring of internal networks as easily as it is to monitor external/public networks.
Often the most vital pieces of your infrastructure live inside your private network, behind firewalls and network policies, preventing our cloud agents from reaching them to perform any kind of uptime check. We're talking about firewalls, routers, switches, database servers, Active Directory servers, proxy servers, etc -- just about anything which exposes something over TCP or HTTP.
Starting today we can monitor these pieces of your infrastructure with launch of on-premise monitoring agents. These are applications which you install on a server somewhere inside your network, which pick up the task of performing those internal checks.
Our new on-premise agents run the same technology which has been powering our cloud agents since we first launched, so they're well battle tested and ready for use.
As on-premise agents are still in private beta, you'll need to reach out to our support team, and we'll walk you through getting your agent installed and configured.
That said, we think it's useful for you to know what you'll be getting in to, so here's a brief summary of the setup process:
docker runcommand and you're away
Get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to start using on-premise agents today.