Mac workstation checks

This section covers the 24x7 Checks and Daily Safety Checks available for the Mac Agent.

24x7 Checks Daily Safety Checks
File System Space Check Apple System Log Check
Log File Check Backup Check
OSX Daemon Check Backup & Recovery Selected Size Check
Performance Monitoring Check Failed Login Check
Process Check File System Space Change Check
Script Check Log File Check
TCP Service Check OSX Update Check
Web Page Check Physical Disk Health Check
Script Check

Run an Automated Task when a check fails

You set up Automated Tasks to run when a check fails when you add or edit a task or a check. For example, you can have an automated task automatically deal with the cause of a check failure such as running a Clean All Temp Files Task when the Disk Space Check fails. For more information, see Run an Automated Task when a check fails.

The selected Automated Task only runs when a passing check fails and creates an entry in the Outages tab. The Automated Task does not continually run when a check is in the failed state—the check must first pass, then fail again before the Automated Task is triggered.

Mac Agent support for Apple M1 processors

Beginning with Mac Agent v3.6.0 RC and macOS 11 Big Sur, there is native support for Macs with new Apple M1 processors. Some add-on features, like AV, will run in Rosetta 2 compatibility. We expect to have those ready in the near future, but the core Agent is ready today.

For technical reasons, the Agent is not a Universal 2 binary. If you use Migration Assistant to transfer from an Intel Mac to an Apple Silicon Mac, you must reinstall the Mac Agent to ensure the native version is used. Our installer determines the correct package to install.