Agent Administration


EventLog Analyzer lets you to deploy agents to collect the logs of Windows hosts. The agent can be installed in any server in the network/sub-net. You can assign a number of Windows hosts to the agent for log collection. The agent remote, real-time, uninterrupted transfer of logs from the hosts to the EventLog Analyzer server. Agent pre-processes the logs before transfer to the server. The agent is installed as a service. Each agent supports up to 25 hosts.

 

Once an agent is installed and assign hosts to it, the agent will start collecting the logs automatically and forwarded to the EventLog Analyzer server. You can install agent from the Agent Adminstration page of Settings tab. If automatic agent installation fails, you can manually install the agent in that particular machine. You can assign host(s) to an agent from the Agent Adminstration page of Settings tab. You can also assign and reassign a host to an agent from the Add New Host menu and Edit Host menu respectively.

 

If the machine containing the Agent is deleted from EventLog Analyzer server or the agent is uninstalled, the log collection of all the hosts assigned to the agent will be switched over to default EventLog Analyzer server log collection process. If an assigned host is removed from an agent, the log collection of the host will be switched over to default EventLog Analyzer server log collection process.

 

Click the Agent Administration link from the Settings tab to manage the EventLog Analyzer Agents.

 

The Agent Administration page opens up and it lists all the sgents istalled in the Agents Installed table. On the right extreme, you will find the Install Agent button to install new agents.

 

The Agents Installed table will contain the following details. There are Edit Edit Group and Delete Delete Group icons for each agent.

 

Colums Description
Agent Name The name of the machine in which the EventLog Analyzer agent is installed.
Status

The status of the agent.

  • If the agent service is installed successfully the status will be as 'Agent Installed Successfully.' There are two links Restart and Stop besides the status. With the links you can restrat and stop the agent service.
  • If the agent service is running the status will be as 'Service is running.' There are two links Restart and Stop besides the status. With the links you can restrat and stop the agent service.
  • If the agent service is not running the status will be as 'Service is not running.' There is a link Start besides the status. With the link you can strat the agent service.
IP Address The IP address of the host machine in which the EventLog Analyzer agent is installed.
Hosts Assigned The number of hosts assigned are displayed as 'x Hosts assigned'. There is a link Add More besides the hosts assigned message. With the link you can assign more hosts to the agent for log collection.

 

 

Add More Hosts

 

You can assign more hosts to an agent using the link Add More besides the hosts assigned message. Use the procedure given below.

Editing the Agent

Click the Edit Edit Group icon on the left side against each EventLog Analyzer Agent listed in the Installed Agents table.

 

The Edit Agent Details page opens up. Enter the details of the machine(s) in which the agent need to be installed.

 

The details are:

 

Colums Description
Agent Name The name of the machine in which the EventLog Analyzer agent is installed. The field cannot be edited
Host IP The IP address of the host machine in which the EventLog Analyzer agent is installed. The field cannot be edited
Domain Name

The domain name of the machine selected for installing the agent

Login Name The login name of the machine, with Admin user privileges, in which the EventLog Analyzer agent to be installed
Password The password of the Admin user with the above login name

Delete Agent

To delete a particular agent, click the Delete Group delete icon of the respective agent. You will find a confirmation message 'The agent will be uninstalled. Proceed?' poping up. Click OK to uninstall the agent from the particular machine. Click Cancel to cancel the delete agent operation.

Install Agent

 

Click the Install Agent link on the right extreme of the Agent Administration page to install new EventLog Analyzer Agents.

 

The Install Agent page opens up. Enter the details of the machine(s) in which the agent need to be installed.

 

The details are:

 

Colums Description
Agent Name The name of the machine(s) in which the EventLog Analyzer agent is installed. You can enter multiple machine names separated by commas. Alternatively, you can click the Pick Hosts link to get the machine(s), using the network domain or work group, in which the agent need to be installed.
Domain Name

The domain name of the machine(s) selected for installing the agent

Login Name The login name of the machine(s), with Admin user privileges, in which the EventLog Analyzer agent to be installed
Password The password of the Admin user with the above login name

Pick Hosts

 

The procedure to pick hosts from the domains/workgroups for agent installation is given below.

 

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