After you have configured cloud proxy and configured a vCenter Server Cloud account, and installed an agent, you can manage the agents on the VMs from the Manage Agents tab. You can view the data centers, hosts, and clusters available in the vCenter Servers you have mapped to cloud proxy. You can start, stop, and update, and uninstall the agents on the VMs. You can also discover and manage the services on each agent that you install.
Where You Manage the Agents
To manage the agents and application services, in the menu, select Administration, and then from the left pane select Inventory. From the right pane, click the Manage Agents tab.
|Install||Installs the agents on the selected VM. Select the VMs on which you want to install the agent and click the Install icon. For more information, see Install an Agent from the UI.|
|Uninstall||Uninstalls the agent. Select the VMs on which you want to uninstall the agent and click the Uninstall icon. For more information, see Uninstall an Agent.|
|Update||Updates agents that are at a lower version. Select the VMs on which you want to update the agent and click the Update icon. After the agents are updated, the last operation status changes to Content Upgrade Success.|
|Start||If you have temporarily stopped sending metrics to vRealize Operations Cloud, you can use this option to start data collection for the application service.|
|Stop||During a maintenance period, you can temporarily stop sending application service metrics to vRealize Operations Cloud. Select the VMs on which you want to stop the agent and click the Stop icon.|
|Manage Service||You can configure and activate the application services that are discovered on the virtual machines where the agents are installed. For configuration details of each application, see Configuring Supported Application Services.|
|Manage Service > Remote Check||Allows you to enable remote checks such as ICMP Check, UDP Check, TCP Check, and HTTP Check.|
|Manage Service > Monitor Windows Services||Allows you to monitor any service running on a Windows VM. For more information, see Monitor Windows Services.|
|Manage Service > Monitor OS Processes||Allows you to monitor any process running on a Linux VM. For more information, see Monitor Linux Processes.|
|Manage Service > Custom Script||Allows you to run custom scripts in the VM and collect custom data which can be then consumed as a metric. For more information, see Custom Script.|
Displays the Summary tab of the selected VM.
|All Filters||Filters the VMs based on the name of the VM, the operating system it runs on, the application service discovered, and the power status of the VM.|
You can also view specific details from the options in the data grid.
|VM Name||Name of the virtual machine.|
|Operating System||Operating system installed on the VM.|
|Services Discovered/Configured||List of the supported application services discovered on the VM.
Click the colored dots for more information about the application services.
|Agent Status|| Displays the status of the agent at the end point.
|Last Operation Status||
Status of the last operation. The possible values are:
|VM State||Power status of the VMs. The possible values are:
|ARC||FQDN of the instance of the vRealize Application Remote Collector that you are using.|
|Agent Version||Version of the agent on the VM. A gray dot is displayed if the VM requires an update.|
|vCenter Name||Name of the vCenter Adapter instance to which that VM resource belongs.|
- Install the agent.
For more information, see Install an Agent from the UI.
- Manage the application services on each agent.
For more information, see Configure Application Services.
- Stop and start the agents on the VMs.
- Uninstall the agent.
For more information, see Uninstall an Agent.
- Update agents that are at a lower version.