As part of deploying multiple agents, you must create a transform file that specifies configuration parameters for deployment. The .mst transform file is applied to the .msi file when you install agents. Parameters include the destination server for the agents and the communication protocol, port, and user account for installing and starting the Log Insight agent service.
About this task
Parameters include the destination server for the agents and the communication protocol, port, and user account for installing and starting the Log Insight agent service.
- Open the vRealize Log Insight Windows agent .msi file in the Orca editor and select .
- Edit the Property table and add necessary parameters and values for a customized installation or upgrade.
- Click Property.
- From the Table drop-down menu, select Add Row.
- Enter a property name and value in the Add Row dialog box.
Parameters are shown in the following table.
IP address or host name of the vRealize Log Insight virtual appliance.
The default is loginsight.
Protocol that the agent uses to send events to the vRealize Log Insight server. The possible values are
The default is cfapi.
Communication port that the agent uses to send events to the vRealize Log Insight or third party server. By default the agent uses the appropriate port based on the options that are set for SSL and the protocol. See default port values provided in the list below. You need to specify the port option only if it's different from these defaults.
cfapi with SSL enabled: 9543
cfapi with SSL disabled: 9000
syslog with SSL enabled: 6514
syslog with SSL disabled: 514
User service account under which the Log Insight Windows Agent service is 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.
Password for the user service account.
Enable or disable auto-update for the agent. You must also enable auto-update from the vRealize Log Insight server to fully enable auto-update. The default is yes.
Enable secure connection. If SSL is enabled, the agent uses TLS 1.2 protocol to communicate to the server. The default is yes.
- Select .mst transform file. and save the
What to do next
Use the .msi and .mst files to deploy the vRealize Log Insight Windows agent.