The vRealize Log Insight Windows agent collects events from Windows event channels and log files, and forwards them to a vRealize Log Insight server or a third-party log management system.

A Windows event channel is a pool for collecting related events in a Windows system. Log files are flat text files on the Windows file system used by applications to store log data. The vRealize Log Insight Windows agent monitors directories and collects events from flat text log files.

The vRealize Log Insight Windows agent runs as a Windows service and starts immediately after installation.

The vRealize Log Insight Windows agent runs on the following platforms:

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016

For information about downloading the .msi file and installation, see Installing or Upgrading vRealize Log Insight Agents.