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What is an agent?


A log collection or log collector agent is a software application installed on a device to perform a specific task, in this case, log collection and forwarding.

In the world of NXLog

Regarding NXLog, the agent refers to an NXLog agent instance installed and configured on a computer to collect logs from various sources and forward them to one or more destinations. In addition, the NXLog agent can filter, normalize, and enrich logs before sending them to their destination. A log collector agent is used in the case of agent-based log collection.

Known as

log collection agent, log agent, host agent, log collector, log shipper, log data shipper, log collector agent, log forwarder


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