NXLog Agent Minder architectural overview

NXLog Agent Minder is a server application that communicates with agents via its agent management interface (TCP port 4041), and provides a public API over its API port (TCP port 8080). It ships with a sample command line tool leveraging the API port for communication.

The NXLog Enterprise Edition agent runs a management extension module called xm_admin. This module implements the low level agent management API and it also handles the connection to NXLog Agent Minder.

NXLog Agent Minder provides a Prometheus-compatible metrics endpoint on its public API port.

The image below shows the connections used in a NXLog Agent Minder deployment.

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