On the Agents page, you create the linkage between vRealize Automation IaaS and the virtualization resources onto which infrastructure is deployed. You select an agent type, and complete the details for the corresponding endpoint.

  • Multiple agents of the same or of different types are supported.

  • You can install agents on the same or on separate servers.

  • When on the same server, up to 25 agents of any type are supported.

  • When multiple agents of the same type are on the same server, each must have a unique name and different endpoint.

  • For high availability, you can install an agent of the same type, name, and endpoint on separate servers.

  • vSphere is usually one of the agent types.

  • You can add agents post-installation.

Agent Types

Table 1. vSphere

Setting

Description

Agent Type

From the drop-down, select vSphere.

IaaS Host Name

From the drop-down, select the FQDN of the IaaS Windows machine that hosts the agent.

Agent Name

Enter a unique identifier unless you are adding the same agent name and endpoint across separate servers for high availability.

Endpoint

Enter a name for the vSphere endpoint.

Installation Path

Leave clear to accept the default of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware, or enter an alternative location.

If you install multiple IaaS components on the same Windows machine, install them all under the same installation path.

Username

In DOMAIN\username format, enter the service account. The account must be a domain account with local administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server.

Password

Enter the account password.

Table 2. EPI PowerShell

Setting

Description

Agent Type

From the drop-down, select EpiPowerShell.

IaaS Host Name

From the drop-down, select the FQDN of the IaaS Windows machine that hosts the agent.

Agent Name

Enter a unique identifier unless you are adding the same agent name and endpoint across separate servers for high availability.

Type

From the drop-down, select what brand of provisioning the EPiServer endpoint is hosting.

Server

Enter the FQDN of the EPiServer.

Installation Path

Leave clear to accept the default of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware, or enter an alternative location.

If you install multiple IaaS components on the same Windows machine, install them all under the same installation path.

Username

In DOMAIN\username format, enter the service account. The account must be a domain account with local administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server.

Password

Enter the account password.

Table 3. HyperV

Setting

Description

Agent Type

From the drop-down, select HyperV.

IaaS Host Name

From the drop-down, select the FQDN of the IaaS Windows machine that hosts the agent.

Agent Name

Enter a unique identifier unless you are adding the same agent name and endpoint across separate servers for high availability.

Username

Enter the login account to the HyperV endpoint instance.

Password

Enter the account password.

Installation Path

Leave clear to accept the default of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware, or enter an alternative location.

If you install multiple IaaS components on the same Windows machine, install them all under the same installation path.

Username

In DOMAIN\username format, enter the service account. The account must be a domain account with local administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server.

Password

Enter the account password.

Table 4. VDI PowerShell

Setting

Description

Agent Type

From the drop-down, select VdiPowerShell.

IaaS Host Name

From the drop-down, select the FQDN of the IaaS Windows machine that hosts the agent.

Agent Name

Enter a unique identifier unless you are adding the same agent name and endpoint across separate servers for high availability.

Type

The endpoint type defaults to XenDesktop and cannot be changed.

Server

Enter the FQDN of the XenDesktop endpoint.

XenDesktop Version

From the drop-down, select the version.

Installation Path

Leave clear to accept the default of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware, or enter an alternative location.

If you install multiple IaaS components on the same Windows machine, install them all under the same installation path.

Username

In DOMAIN\username format, enter the service account. The account must be a domain account with local administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server.

Password

Enter the account password.

Table 5. Xen

Setting

Description

Agent Type

From the drop-down, select Xen.

IaaS Host Name

From the drop-down, select the FQDN of the IaaS Windows machine that hosts the agent.

Agent Name

Enter a unique identifier unless you are adding the same agent name and endpoint across separate servers for high availability.

Username

Enter the login account to the Xen endpoint instance.

Password

Enter the account password.

Installation Path

Leave clear to accept the default of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware, or enter an alternative location.

If you install multiple IaaS components on the same Windows machine, install them all under the same installation path.

Username

In DOMAIN\username format, enter the service account. The account must be a domain account with local administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server.

Password

Enter the account password.

Table 6. WMI

Setting

Description

Agent Type

From the drop-down, select WMI.

IaaS Host Name

From the drop-down, select the FQDN of the IaaS Windows machine that hosts the agent.

Agent Name

Enter a unique identifier unless you are adding the same agent name and endpoint across separate servers for high availability.

Installation Path

Leave clear to accept the default of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware, or enter an alternative location.

If you install multiple IaaS components on the same Windows machine, install them all under the same installation path.

Username

In DOMAIN\username format, enter the service account. The account must be a domain account with local administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server.

Password

Enter the account password.

Table 7. Test

Setting

Description

Agent Type

From the drop-down, select Test.

IaaS Host Name

From the drop-down, select the FQDN of the IaaS Windows machine that hosts the agent.

Agent Name

Enter a unique identifier unless you are adding the same agent name and endpoint across separate servers for high availability.

Installation Path

Leave clear to accept the default of %ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware, or enter an alternative location.

If you install multiple IaaS components on the same Windows machine, install them all under the same installation path.

Username

In DOMAIN\username format, enter the service account. The account must be a domain account with local administrator privileges on the IaaS Windows server.

Password

Enter the account password.