To specify installation parameters to be used during deployment, you create an .mst transform file. You can configure the vRealize Log Insight Windows agent to send events to a vRealize Log Insight server, and to set the communication protocol, port, and user account for installing and starting the Log Insight agent service.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Open the vRealize Log Insight Windows agent .msi fie in the Orca editor and select Transform > New Transform.
  2. Edit the Property table and add necessary parameters and values for a customized installation or upgrade.

    Parameter

    Description

    SERVERHOST

    IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.

    SERVERPROTO

    Protocol that the agent uses to send events to the vRealize Log Insight server. The possible values are cfapi and syslog. The default is cfapi.

    SERVERPORT

    Communication port that the agent uses to send events to the vRealize Log Insight server. The default values are 9543 for cfapi with SSL enabled, 9000 for cfapi with SSL disabled, 6514 for syslog with SSL enabled and 514 for syslog with SSL disabled.

    SERVICEACCOUNT

    User service account under which the Log Insight Windows Agent service will run.

    Note:

    The account supplied in the SERVICEACCOUNT parameter must have the Log On As a Service privilege and write access to %ProgramData%\VMware\Log Insight Agent directory so that the installer runs correctly. If you do not specify a SERVICEACCOUNT parameter, the vRealize Log Insight Windows agent service is installed under the LocalSystem service account.

    SERVICEPASSWORD

    Password of the user service account.

  3. Select Transform > Generate Transform and save the .mst file.

What to do next

Use the .msi and .mst files to deploy the vRealize Log Insight Windows agent.