Using vRealize Log Insight server, you can configure agents from within the application's user interface. Agents poll the vRealize Log Insight server on a regular basis to determine if new configurations are available.

You can group agents that require the same configuration. For example, you might group all vRealize Log Insight Windows agents separately from the vRealize Log Insight Linux agents.

In the All Agents menu, existing agent groups from content packs are listed automatically. The agents listed relate to content packs that you have already installed, (for example the vSphere content pack) that use agent groups.

Content pack groups are read-only.

Only configuration sections beginning with [winlog], [filelog], and [parser] are used in content packs. Additional sections are not exported as part of a content pack. Only single-line comments (lines beginning with  ; ) under the [winlog], [filelog], and [parser] sections, are preserved in a content pack.

See Working with vRealize Log Insight Agents for information about configuring agents including information on merging configurations between local and server-side configurations.

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

You can create a group of agents that are configured with the same parameters.

You can edit the name and description of an agent group, change the filters, and edit the configuration.

You can add an agent group that was defined as part of a content pack to your active groups and apply an agent configuration to the group.

You can delete an agent group to remove it from the active groups list.