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.

Note:

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.