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

Prerequisites

Verify that you are logged in to the vRealize Log Insight web user interface as a user with the Edit Admin permission. The URL format is https://log-insight-host, where log-insight-host is the IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.

Procedure

  1. Click the configuration drop-down menu icon and select Administration.
  2. Under Management, click Agents.
  3. In the All Agents menu, Open the drop-down menu in the agent name field next to the Refresh button and click New Group.
  4. Provide a unique name and a description for the agent group and click New Group.

    The agent group is created and appears in the All Agents list, but is not saved.

  5. Specify one or more filters for the agent group. To create a filter, specify a field name, an operator, and a value.

    Filters can contain wildcards, such as * and ?. For example, you can select the OS filter contains and specify the value windows to identify all your Windows agents for configuration.

    1. Choose one of the following fields to filter on:
      • IP address

      • hostname

      • version

      • OS

    2. Select an operator from the drop-down menu and specify a value.

      Operator

      Description

      matches

      Finds strings that match the specified string and wildcard specification, where * means zero or more characters and ? means any single character. Prefix and postfix globbing is supported.

      For example, *test* matches strings such as test123 or my-test-run.

      does not match

      Excludes strings that match the specified string and wildcard specification, where * means zero or more characters and ? means any single character. Prefix and postfix globbing is supported.

      For example, test* filters out test123, but does not exclude mytest123. %test* does not filters out test123, but does exclude xtest123

      starts with

      Finds strings that start with the specified character string.

      For example, test finds test123 or test, but not my-test123.

      does not start with

      Excludes strings that start with the specified character string.

      For example, test filters out test123, but not my-test123.

  6. Specify the agent configuration values in the Agent Configuration area and click Save New Group.

Results

The agent configuration is applied after the next polling interval.