Deploying the Agent VM installs and configures a Data Management for VMware Tanzu agent in a vSphere Cluster.
You will perform the following procedure to install and deploy the Agent VM:
The procedures in this topic are performed by a Data Management for VMware Tanzu user in the Organization Administrator role.
Before you begin deploying the Agent VM, your vCenter must be configured. Ensure that you have on hand and can identify:
Perform these steps to download the Agent
The format of the Agent virtual appliance download file name is:
Make note of the directory to which the file was downloaded.
Open a web browser window, and log in to your vCenter Server instance:
Right click on a cluster or ESXi host, or another inventory object, and then select Deploy OVF Template.
The Select an OVF Template form displays.
Deploy the OVF template at the desired location.
On the Select a compute resource form, select the cluster or ESXi host on which to install the Agent VM. Click NEXT after vCenter successfully completes compatibility checks on the selected object.
After resource validation on the selected deployment target completes, the Review details form displays.
The Select storage form displays.
Specify the disk format and the data store for the virtual machine files and virtual disks:
|Encrypt this virtual machine||This option is currently disabled.|
|Select virtual disk format||Select the format of the virtual disk from the drop-down menu. Choices are
|VM Storage Policy||Retain the
|Disable Storage DRS for this virtual machine||When you check this setting, vSphere cannot move the VM to a different datastore.|
|Disk||Choose the destination storage disk and select the associated table row.|
Wait for the compatibility checks for your selections to succeed, and then click NEXT.
The Select networks form displays.
Use the Destination Network drop-down menu to select the Control Plane Network for the Agent VM.
Review the IP Allocation Settings, and then click NEXT to complete the network configuration.
The Agent Customize template form displays.
Use the Customize template to configure these Agent Application properties:
|Agent VM Root Password||The password for the
|VM Admin Password||The password for the
|NTP Server||The NTP server URL. The Provider, Agent, and Service Instance VMs must all use the same NTP Server.|
Configure the Networking Properties of the Agent VM. Agent recovery requires that the VM have a static IP address assigned to it. Specify values for the following properties:
|Default Gateway||The IP address of the default gateway for the Agent VM.|
|Domain Name||The DNS search domain.
Note: Each Agent must be assigned a unique Domain Name.
|Domain Name Servers||The IP address of the domain name server for the Agent VM.|
|Control Plane Network IP Address||The IP address for the Agent VM on the Control Plane Network.|
|Control Plane Network Netmask||The netmask or prefix for the Agent VM on the Control Plane Network.|
Examine the Agent VM configuration displayed on the Ready to complete form, and click FINISH.
Power on the Agent VM after it successfully deploys:
Return to the vCenter UI.
Locate the cluster in which you deployed the VM, recall the name of the VM, and select it from the left navigation pane.
Click the green Play icon at the top of the main pane, or click Actions and select Power->Power On from the pop up menu.
You successfully installed and deployed the Agent VM. Next, you perform certain tasks as you prepare to onboard the Agent VM.