You can configure multiple Log Insight Windows Agents from the Web user interface of Log Insight.

Each Log Insight Windows Agent has a local configuration and a server-side configuration. The local configuration is stored in a liagent.ini file on the machine where the Log Insight Windows Agent is installed. The server-side configuration is accessible and editable from Administration > Agents page of the Web user interface. The configuration of each Log Insight Windows Agent is composed of sections and keys. Keys have configurable values.

The Log Insight Windows Agents periodically poll the Log Insight server and receive the server-side configuration. The server-side configuration and the local configuration are merged and the result is the effective configuration. Each Log Insight Windows Agent uses the effective configuration as its operating configuration. Configurations merge section by section and key by key. The values in the server-side configuration override the values in the local configuration. The merging rules are the following:

If a section is present only in the local configuration or only in the server-side configuration, this section and all its content become a part of the effective configuration.

If a section is present in both the local and server-side configuration, the keys in the section are merged according to the following rules:

If a key is present only in the local configuration or only in the server-side configuration, the key and its value become a part of this section in the effective configuration.

If a key is present in both the local configuration and the server-side configuration, the key becomes a part of this section in the effective configuration, and the value in the server-side configuration is used.

An Admin Log Insight user can apply centralized configuration to all Log Insight Windows Agents by using the the Web user interface of Log Insight. Navigate to the Administration page, and in the Management section, click Agents. Enter configuration settings in the Agent Configuration box and click Save Configuration for All Agents. The configuration is applied to all the connected agents during the next poll cycle.

Note

You can apply centralized configuration only to Log Insight Windows Agents that use the cfapi protocol.

See Configure the Log Insight Windows Agent After Installation.