vSphere ESX Agent Manager automates the process of deploying and managing NSX networking and security services, while extending the function of an ESXi host to provide additional services that a vSphere solution requires.

Logs and Services of the ESX Agent Manager

ESX Agent Manager logs are included as part of the vCenter Server log bundle.
  • Windows—C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\eam\eam.log
  • VCSA—/var/log/vmware/vpx/eam.log
  • ESXi—/var/log/esxupdate.log

Monitoring ESX Agent Manager

Important: Make sure to change the bypassVumEnabled flag to True before starting the NSX Data Center for vSphere installation and change it back to False after the installation. See https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2053782.

To check the status of ESX Agent Manager:

  1. Go to the vSphere Web Client.
  2. Click Administration > vCenter Server Extensions, and then click the vSphere ESX Agent Manager.
    1. Click the Manage tab.

      The Manage tab shows information about running agencies, lists any orphaned ESX agents, and logs information about the ESX agents that ESX Agent Manager manages.

      For more information about agents and agencies, see vSphere documentation.

    2. Click the Monitor tab.

      The Monitor > Events tab shows information about the events associated with ESX Agent Manager.