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 vRealize Automation appliance management console page.

    For example: https://va-hostname.domain.com.

  2. Click Guest and software agents page in the vRealize Automation component installation section of the page.

    For example: https://va-hostname.domain.com/software/index.html.

    The Guest and Software Agent Installers page opens, displaying links to available downloads.

  3. Click Linux guest agent packages in the guest agent installers section of the page to download and save the LinuxGuestAgentPkgs.zip file.
  4. Unpack the downloaded LinuxGuestAgentPkgs.zip file to create the VraLinuxGuestAgent folder.
  5. Navigate to the VraLinuxGuestAgent subdirectory that corresponds to the guest operating system to deploy during provisioning.

    For example: rhel32.

  6. Open a file in the samples subdirectory that corresponds to your target system.

    For example, samples/sample-https-rhel6-x86.cfg.

  7. Replace all instances of the string host=dcac.example.net with the IP address or fully qualified domain name and port number for the Manager Service or the load balancer for the Manager Service.


    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

  8. 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: 
  9. Save the file to a location accessible to newly provisioned machines.