This article provides instructions for the Atera for IT Departments platform.
The Atera agent is the foundation of the Atera monitoring system and needs to be installed on all computers and servers you wish to monitor. The agent monitors the availability, performance, and health of the computer/server at regular intervals and securely communicates back to the cloud. This enables Atera to send you alerts when a critical system or resource is down, degraded, or has reached a predefined threshold parameter. Learn more about the Atera agent, including system requirements
This article explains how to download and install the Atera agent from the site's page.
- Installing an agent is only available to Admin users.
- Downloading and installing the Atera agent from the site's page will automatically assign the device to the site.
Install an agent
To install an agent from the site's page:
1. From Sites (on the side panel), click the specific site. The site's page appears.
2. From within the site's page, go to Devices > All.
3. From the icon dropdown menu, click Agent Installer (customized). The Download agent installer wizard appears.
4. Select your operating system, and click Next.
5. Now that we've set everything up, it's time to download and install the Atera agent using one of these methods:
- Install the agent via the Command Prompt or Terminal
- Share the installer download link with your user
- Download the agent installer (Windows / Mac)