Network Performance is always measured between two agents. This measurement instance is what we call a Monitoring Session. With traditional monitoring software, the user has to configure all the monitoring session one-by-one. With the number of agents growing, manual configuration is hard to maintain and the risk of error is high.
One of the core values of the service is Simplicity. To make the monitoring configuration very simple, we introduced the Groups of agent that allow the user to configuration multiple monitoring session with a single monitoring configuration. Let's take a closer look with the following example.
Let's assume the organization has 7 agents. The orange agents are the remote offices and the blue ones the HQ, Datacenter and Cloud. To have a monitoring session between the four orange agents and the three blue agents, it requires 12 monitoring sessions.
Within our service, this configuration takes a single monitoring configuration with two groups. As illustrated below, the monitoring configuration is very simple. To add a new remote office agent (orange in our example), the user just have to add the agent to Group 1 and the monitoring session is configured automatically.
In summary, the Monitoring is the high-level configuration and the Monitoring Session are the resulting configuration that will be automatically pushed to the agents.