This page provides information about LsAgent, a cross-platform scanning agent that can be installed on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers to scan machines locally and remotely.
Lansweeper includes several scanning methods to scan the assets in your network. You can scan the Linux, Unix, Mac and Windows computers, VMware servers and other devices in your network without installing any Lansweeper software on the machines you're scanning.
Optionally, an agent called LsAgent can be installed on Windows, Linux and Mac computers to scan the machines locally instead. LsAgent is a cross-platform scanning agent that can scan computers both inside and outside of your network.
The video and article below provide an introduction to LsAgent and explain what LsAgent is, how it works and why it's so powerful.
In short, LsAgent is:
There is a separate LsAgent installer for Windows, Linux and Mac.
Program Files (x86)\Lansweeper\Client.
Linux: available on this download page. A legacy installer version 18.104.22.168 is also available on this page for legacy operating systems that do not support .NET 6.0.
Mac: available on this download page. A legacy installer version 22.214.171.124 is also available on this page for legacy operating systems that do not support .NET 6.0.
Installing LsAgent on computers to be scanned is quick and easy. Once the installation is completed, LsAgent automatically starts scanning the machine once per day. The scanning schedule can be customized further through the Lansweeper web console, where scanned data is also displayed. The following list shows where to find installation guides for Windows, Linux and Mac.
LsAgent largely scans the same data as agentless scanning methods. However, because it scans locally and can access our cloud relay server, LsAgent has several advantages over agentless scanning.
Data scanned by LsAgent can reach your Lansweeper installation in one of two ways:
Relay server connection
If the computers you're scanning do not have a direct connection to your Lansweeper installation, scanned LsAgent data can be sent to our relay server in the cloud. For this, you must enable relay access in your Lansweeper installation.
Scanned LsAgent data is sent securely over HTTPS (TLS 1.2) to the relay server in Microsoft Azure, where it is encrypted as well. Your Lansweeper scanning server can retrieve the scanned data from the relay server, after which it is deleted from the relay. In order to use the relay server, make sure outbound traffic is allowed on your Lansweeper scanning server. Specifically, the scanning server must be able to make an outbound connection to port 443 of lsagentrelay.lansweeper.com, the cloud relay server.
LsAgent can scan machines over the internet by sending scanned data to the relay server, where it is retrieved by your Lansweeper installation's scanning server.