Updating the Layer8Insight Agent Configuration File

The installed Layer8Insight components are controlled via configuration file (config.ini) found in the x86 installation folder,

  • For 32-bit systems: C:\Program Files\OctoInsight\Layer8Insight\config.ini
  • For 64-bit systems: C:\Program Files (x86)\OctoInsight\Layer8Insight\config.ini

This file can be updated by a user with Administrative privileges (by default). One can update the settings in this file while the Layer8Insight agents are running; however, one must restart the Layer8Insight components for the changes to take affect.

The summarized process for updating the configuration file after Layer8Insight is installed and running is as follows:

  • Edit and save the config.ini file as Administrator
  • Restart the Layer8Insight Data Forwarder service

The detailed version of the process is as follows:

  • Open command prompt with Administrator rights (hit the Windows Key, type cmd, use shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Enter, type your password, hit Enter)
  • In Command Prompt, open the Layer8Insight config file with the following command "notepad.exe "C:\<32-bit_PROGRAM_FILES>\OctoInsight\Layer8Insight\config.ini"
  • Edit the configuration file in Notepad, save the changes, and close Notepad
  • In Command Prompt, stop the dcacSvc with the command: net stop dcacSvc
  • In Command Prompt, start the dcacSvc with the command: net start dcacSvc
  • Close Command Prompt

The detailed guide on the available options in the Layer8Insight configuration file can be found here.

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