After you have configured the VMware Application Proxy and mapped it to a vCenter Server, you can manage the agents on the VMs from the Agent Management tab. You can view the data centers, hosts, and clusters available in the vCenter Servers you have mapped to VMware Application Proxy. You can install, uninstall, start, and stop the agents on the VMs. You can also discover and manage the services on each agent that you install.

Where You Manage the Agents

To manage the agents and application services, in the menu, select Home, and then from the left pane select Application Monitoring (Wavefront). From the right pane, select the Agent Management tab.

Table 1. Tab Options

Options

Description

Virtual Machine Filter

Lists the data centers, hosts, and clusters available in the vCenter Servers you have mapped to VMware Application Proxy. You can filter the VMs for each object that you select.

Manage Agent

Allows you to install, uninstall, start, and stop the agent.

  • Install. Installs the agents on the selected VM. Select the VMs on which you want to install the agent and select Manage Agent > Install.

  • Uninstall. Uninstalls the agent. Select the VMs on which you want to uninstall the agent and select Manage Agent > Uninstall.

  • Start. If you have temporarily stopped sending metrics to Wavefront, you can use this option to start data collection for the application service.

  • Stop. During a maintenance period, you can temporarily stop sending application service metrics to Wavefront. Select the VMs on which you want to stop the agent and select Manage Agent > Stop.

Manage Services

You can manage the application services that are discovered on the virtual machines where the agents are installed.

All Filters

Filters the VMs based on the name of the VM, the operating system it runs on, and the application service discovered.

You can also view specific details from the options in the data grid.

Table 2. Data Grid Options

Option

Description

VM Name

Name of the virtual machine.

vCenter Name

Name of the vCenter Adapter instance to which that VM resource belongs.

Operating System

Operating system installed on the VM.

Agent Status

Status of the agent at the end point. The possible values are:

  • Not installed

  • Agent running

  • Agent stopped

Last Operation Status

Status of the last operation. The possible values are:

  • Install Success

  • Install Failed

  • Start Success

  • Start Failed

  • Stop Success

  • Stop Failed

Services Discovered

List of the supported services discovered on the VM.

To manage the agent, follow these steps:

  1. Install the agent.

    For more information, see Install an Agent.

  2. Manage the application services on each agent.

    For more information, see Manage Application Services.

  3. Stop and start the agents on the VMs.

  4. Uninstall the agent.

    For more information, see Uninstall an Agent.