You install the Management Agent on each IaaS Windows server in your deployment.
About this task
The Management Agent registers the IaaS Windows server 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.
If you host the vRealize Automation SQL Server database on a separate Windows machine that does not host any other IaaS components, the SQL Server machine does not need the Management Agent.
Note the vRealize Automation appliance certificate fingerprint by following the steps in Find the SSL Certificate Fingerprint for the Management Site Service.
Note the user name and password of a domain account with administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server. The Management Agent service must run under this account.
- Log in to the IaaS Windows server using an account that has administrator rights.
- Open a Web browser directly to the vRealize Automation appliance installer URL. Do not use a load balancer address.
- Click Management Agent installer, and save vCAC-IaaSManagementAgent-Setup.msi.
- Run vCAC-IaaSManagementAgent-Setup.msi.
- Read the welcome and click Next.
- Accept the EULA and click Next.
- Confirm or change the installation folder, and click Next.
The default folder is %Program Files(x86)%\VMware\vCAC\Management Agent.
- Enter Management Site Service details.
vRA appliance address
You must include the port number.
The root user name 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.
- Verify that the fingerprint matches the one from the vRealize Automation appliance certificate, and select the confirmation checkbox.
If the fingerprints do not match, verify that the correct address appears in vRA appliance address. Make changes and reload the fingerprint, if necessary.
- Click Next.
- Enter the service account user name and password, and click Next.
- Click Install.
- Click Finish.
- Repeat the process for each IaaS Windows server.
After you install the Management Agent, the IaaS Windows server appears on the Installation Prerequisites page of the Installation Wizard.