vRealize Automation provides sample configuration files that you can modify and edit to suit your needs. There are several changes required to make the files usable.


  1. Navigate to the vCloud Automation Center Appliance management console installation page.

    For example: https://vcac-hostname.domain.name:5480/installer/.

  2. Download and save the Linux Guest Agent Packages.
  3. Unpack the LinuxGuestAgentPkgs file.
  4. Navigate to the LinuxGuestAgentPkgs file and locate the subdirectory that corresponds to the guest operating system that you are deploying during provisioning.
  5. Open the sample-https.cfg file.
  6. Replace all instances of the string host=dcac.example.net with the IP address or fully qualified domain name and port number for the vRealize Automation server host.


    Required Format

    vSphere ESXi

    IP Address, for example: --host=

    vSphere ESX

    IP Address, for example: --host=

    SUSE 10

    IP Address, for example: --host=

    All others

    FQDN, for example: --host=mycompany-host1.mycompany.local:443

  7. Locate each instance of gugent.rpm or gugent.tar.gz and replace the URL rpm.example.net with the location of the guest agent package.

    For example:

    rpm -i nfs: 
  8. Save the file to a location accessible to newly provisioned machines.