As the vSphere administrator, you install the Management Agent on your Windows IaaS server by using the information provided on the Installation Prerequisites page of the vRealize Automation installation wizard. You download the Management Agent installer from the vRealize Automation appliance, install the Management Agent on the Windows host, and load the vRealize Automation appliance site certificate information.


  1. Without exiting the installation wizard, locate the SSL certificate fingerprint of your vRealize Automation appliance.
    1. Log in to your vRealize Automation appliance, vra01svr01.rainpole.local, by using SSH.
    2. View the SSL certificate fingerprint.

      openssl x509 -in /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/server.pem

      The certificate information appears, for example SHA1(/opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/server.pem)= 35df1ce06a19b693e7a109b607cfe05c683a0c1b.

    3. Copy the fingerprint or keep the command prompt open for reference.
  2. On the Installation Prerequisites page of the Installation Wizard, click the management agent installer link, vCAC-IaaSManagementAgent-Setup.msi, to download the agent from https://vra01svr01.rainpole.local:5480/installer/download/vCAC-IaaSManagementAgent-Setup.msi.
  3. Accept unsigned certificates.
  4. Run the Management Agent installer.
  5. Click Next on the Welcome page to start the wizard.
  6. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  7. Accept the default location, C:\Program Files\VMware\vCAC\Management Agent\.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Enter the Management Site Service details.

    Management site service information for installing a management agent



    vRA appliance address


    Root username




    Management site server certificate

    Click Load to populate the SHA1 fingerprint information with the SSL certificate fingerprint from your vRealize Automation appliance.

    Confirm that the loaded fingerprint matches the SSL certificate fingerprint from your vRealize Automation appliance machine. If the fingerprint does not match, confirm that you have entered the vRealize Automation appliance address correctly.

  10. Click Next.
  11. Provide administrative credentials for your Windows IaaS server, vra01iaas.rainpole.local.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Install.
  14. When the installation finishes, click Finish.


Windows hosts with successfully installed Management Agents appear on the Installation Prerequisites page of the installation wizard.

What to do next

Run the Prerequisite Checker to confirm that your Windows IaaS server meets all the requirements to run vRealize Automation.