KBI 311498 New Feature: PLINK Is Not Required For Linux/UNIX Monitoring


Argent Advanced Technology 5.1A-1610-D and later versions


Friday, 30 December 2016


When earlier versions of Argent monitor Linux/UNIX with SSH option, they requires 3rd party program PLINK.EXE, which is part of PuTTY package

Argent AT installation package does not include PLINK.EXE; customer has to download separately from http://www.putty.org/ and place PLINK.exe in C:\Windows

Argent AT 5.1A-1610-D has been enhanced to include built-in SSH functions

As a result, PLINK is no longer required for Linux/UNIX monitoring

Argent AT 5.1A-1610-D still retains the capability of monitoring using PLINK

It is controlled by registry SOFTWARE\Argent\COMMON\SSH_LIBRARY

It can take following values:

  • 1 – Use PLINK
  • 2 – Use built-in SSH library

    This is the default value

If customer needs to rollback to use PLINK for some reason, he can change the registry value to 1

This registry setting is automatically propagated among Motors, from Mother Engine to Daughter Engines, and from Main Engine to Trusted Agents

Technical Background



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