LCache - Agent already running

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The Secure Logging Server has been down.
There is a large cache file on the platform agent server.
LCache.exe on Windows will display a message "Agent already running"
The various instrumentations may attempt to connect, but errors report that the instrumentation is not able to connect.


The Lcache module (lcache.nlm, lcache.exe, lcache) will go out and look for any existing cache files. If lcache finds an existing cache file, it will verify the data in the cache file and then upload the data in the file to the Secure Logging Server (SLS). If the cache file is large (200+ MB in size), it can take some time for Lcache to validate the cache file. The error message that you receive in Windows "Agent already running", is normal.
If you do not want your instrumentation to connect up, you can load lcache and allow lcache to perform the file check and then upload the data. If you do not mind missing the data, you can delete the cache files (lcache will need to be unloaded) and then restart lcache.