Monitoring something means measure this thing in order to detect problems. With distributed monitoring the measures are taken from several places because the result could change.
Osmius is able to do this in a very easy way, because you can deploy a distributed Osmius infrastructure, installing Osmius master agents on several machines that sends information to Osmius central server. If Osmius master agents are installed on geographically distributed machines you will have, in fact, distributed monitoring.
Suppose this: we want to monitor a web page hosted at any server. Using distributed monitoring we can check availability, download speed and load time of web page from several places in on the planet (you need several Osmius master agents installed on machines located in several places on the planet). This way you understand easily where are the problems; if this web page is an online book shop you know quicly what places, countries or regions are not able to access the shop from. The business view is very interesting because you can translate it directly to lost profits.
In this case, we could monitor this web page from China, UUEE and Europe, as shown in the graph.
It is very easy using Osmius. Follow these steps: