Using Light Weight Monitoring

Light Weight Monitoring is a lighter way for the Source Agent to monitor source machines. This type of monitoring is not susceptible to blocks from antivirus or hardening endpoint protection agents that could affect the traditional "injection-based" monitoring type.

To switch monitoring type, run the virtamonitor.exe /set-monitor-type command before enabling Monitor using the virtamonitor /enable command.

To Set the Monitoring Type to Light Weight Monitor

  • Run the following command on the destination machine:

1 virtamonitor.exe /host source_name /set-monitor-type light-weight

To Set the Monitoring Type to Injection-Based Monitor

  • Run the following command on the destination machine:

1 virtamonitor.exe /host source_name /set-monitor-type injection

To Set the Monitoring Type Manually

You can also set the monitoring type manually by configuring a registry key value on the source machine.

  1. On the source machine, navigate to the following registry key:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\VirtaMove Settings\Controller\monitor

  2. Create a string type key value MonitorType.

  3. Set its data to LightWeight or Injection.