With agent groups, agents can be part of multiple groups and they can belong to the default group All Agents—enabling centralized configuration.

Merging occurs server-side—and the resulting configuration is merged with the agent-side configuration. The merged configuration is a result of the following rules.

The individual group configurations have a higher priority and overrides the All Agents group settings.

The All Agents group configuration overrides the local configuration.

You cannot configure sections with the same name in different groups except with the All Agents groups. However, the sections in individual groups have a higher priority.


To prevent agent loss, the hostname and port parameters of an agent configuration cannot be changed centrally from the server.

The merged configuration is stored in the agent-side liagent-effective.ini file.