Manual:The Dude/Agents

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Agents are other Dude servers that can be used as intermediaries for device monitoring. They are especially useful if you want to monitor devices within different locations, not all of which are directly reachable.



Note: As the most simple example - you could have a Dude server monitoring your office computers, and when you would want to monitor devices in your branch office, you would install the Dude server package on the branch office Gateway router, and then specify this device as an agent. This agent would then be able to scan and monitor devices behind itself, inside the private network.

You can specify Agents when using the Server settings, Device discovery and also when setting up devices manually.

Clicking the browse button ... next to the Agent dropdown in both of those places allows you to add and edit agents.

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RouterOS as Agent

To scan and monitor a network which is behind another router, in some other location, it is possible to install the Dude Server/Agent onto a RouterOS device.

To do this, you need to install the Dude package onto RouterOS:

  • Download package from the Dude download page
  • Upload the package to RouterOS with FTP or Winbox
  • Reboot the router to install the package
  • After install is complete, connect to the Dude server IP from the Dude windows program


Note: The only sign that the Dude package is installed in RouterOS, is that the Dude package will appear in the /system packages menu. There is no separate Dude configuration interface in RouterOS command line

After you have connected to the Dude Server/Agent in RouterOS, you can then enable it's web interface if you wish.