An administrator downloads and installs a Management Agent on IaaS machines in your deployment. The Management Agent must be installed on all IaaS servers except for those that are used exclusively for your MS SQL database.

About this task

The Management Agent registers IaaS nodes with the vRealize Automation appliance, automates the installation and management of IaaS components, and collects support and telemetry information. The Management Agent runs as a Windows service on your IaaS machine and you must have local administrator rights to install the agent.



  1. Open your vRealize Automation appliance by specifying an address of the following form in a Web browser, where is the fully qualified domain name of your vRealize Automation appliance. Do not use a load balancer address.

  2. Click Management Agent installer to download the installer.
  3. Run the Management Agent installer, vCAC-IaaSManagementAgent-Setup.msi.

    The default installation location is %Program Files(x86)%\VMware\vCAC\Management Agent\

  4. Click Next on the Welcome page.
  5. Accept the EULA and click Next.
  6. Provide an alternative installation path or accept the default value.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Enter the Management Site Service details for the following fields. and click Next.

    Text box


    vRA appliance address

    You must specify the port number.

    Root username

    The root user for the vRealize Automation appliance.


    The root user password for the vRealize Automation appliance.

    Management Site server certificate

    The SHA1 fingerprint for the Management Site Service certificate. The Management Site Service is hosted on the vRealize Automation appliance.

    Sample SHA1 fingerprint: DFF5FA0886DA2920D227ADF8BC9CDE4EF13EEF78.


    Click Load to load the default fingerprint.

    Management site service information for installing a management agent

  9. Select the Fingerprint match confirmation checkbox after you confirm that the fingerprint that is displayed matches the fingerprint of the Management Site SSL certificate.

    If the fingerprints do not match, check that the address in the vRA appliance address text box is correct.

  10. Click Next.
  11. Enter the service account user name and password.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Install.
  14. Click Finish.
  15. Repeat these steps for each Windows IaaS host.


After you installed the Management Agent, the Windows server is listed on the Installation Prerequisites page of the installation wizard.