Is it possible to install multiple agents concurrently on the same host?


We are planning to start monitoring our appliances (Windows server based) installed at customers sites using elastic-agent. However, some of our clients have their own elastic-agent already running on our appliance, is it possible to run a second agent of our own next to our clients agent on the same host?


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As documented at Install Elastic Agents | Fleet and Elastic Agent Guide [8.13] | Elastic, it is not possible to have multiple Agents installed on the same system:


Note the following restrictions when installing Elastic Agent on your system:

  • You can install only a single Elastic Agent per host. Due to the fact that the Elastic Agent may read data sources that are only accessible by a superuser, Elastic Agent will therefore also need to be executed with superuser permissions.