The main source of information for users looking to configure NXLog was the NXLog [EE/CE] Reference Manual until recently. The Reference Manual is mostly what it is called: a reference manual. While it does cover what the software is capable of, unfortunately it is hard to use when you are tasked with setting up NXLog for a particular use case.
The NXLog Enterprise Edition offers both agentless and agent based log collection so it's possible to use it in both ways or even in mixed mode.
In most enterprise environments the common data sources are mainly Syslog, local log files (IIS, DNS, custom app logs) and Windows Eventlog. Let's take a look at how this event data can be collected with the agentless or the agent based method.