An Agent is a computer program installed  on a node or server to monitor the processes in the background. In most cases, Turbonomic monitors your environment without agents. It uses target APIs to discover applications, platforms, and infrastructure in your environment.

To monitor Kubernetes clusters, Turbonomic uses the Kubeturbo agent. When you install Kubeturbo on a node, it automatically registers itself as a target for the complete Cluster.

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