SDDC Manager installs the Linux - Systemd content pack that is designed for Photon OS. You create and configure an agent group to apply common settings to the agents on the appliances in the VMware Cloud Foundation instance.

UI Procedure

  1. Log in to vRealize Log Insight at https://<vrealize_log_insight_fqdn> as admin.
  2. In the left navigation pane, click Management > Agents.

  3. From the All agents drop-down menu, select Linux - Systemd.

  4. Click Copy template.

  5. In the Name text box, enter Photon OS - Appliance Agent Group and click Copy

  6. Configure the following filter for the agent group.

    You separate multiple host name values by pressing Enter.

    Object Type





    • SDDC Manager FQDN

    • vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager FQDN

    • Clustered Workspace ONE Access node FQDNs

  7. Click Refresh data and verify that all agents listed in the filter appear in the Agents list.

  8. At the bottom of the page, click Save new group.

  9. Verify that the log data is showing on the content pack dashboard.

PowerShell Procedure

  1. Start Windows PowerShell.

  2. Replace the values in the sample code with values from your VMware Cloud Foundation Planning and Preparation Workbook and run the commands in the PowerShell console.

    $sddcManagerFqdn = ""
    $sddcManagerUser = "administrator@vsphere.local"
    $sddcManagerPass = "VMw@re1!"
    $vmList = "","","","",""
    $agentGroupName = "Photon OS - Appliance Agent Group"
  3. Perform the configuration by running the command in the PowerShell console.

    Add-vRLIAgentGroup -server $sddcManagerFqdn -user $sddcManagerUser -pass $sddcManagerPass -agentGroupType wsa -agentGroupName $agentGroupName -criteria $vmList