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 Manage Agents in Virtual Machines panel. 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, stop, and update 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, click the Manage Agents in Virtual Machines panel.

Table 1. Options

Options

Description

Virtual Machine Filter

  • Lists the data centers, hosts, clusters, and VMFolders available in the vCenter Servers you have mapped to VMware Application Proxy.

  • Lists the vRealize Automation objects such as tenant, business group, blueprint, and deployment as filters. You can use these filters if you use vRealize Automation for virtual machine provisioning and application deployment and if you use vRealize Operations Manager to monitor the vRealize Automation infrastructure.

    To view vRealize Automation objects as filters, complete the following prerequisites:

    • Deploy VMware Application Proxy.

    • Configure the vCenter adapter that you added as an endpoint for provisioning in vRealize Automation.

    • Configure the vRealize Automation adapter instance in vRealize Operations Manager.

    • Wait for the resources to be discovered.

You can filter the VMs for each object that you select.

Manage Agent

Allows you to install, uninstall, start, stop, and update 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.

  • Update. Updates agents that are at a lower version. Select the VMs on which you want to update the agent and select Manage Agent > Update. After the agents are updated, the agent status changes to Update Success.

Manage Service

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, the application service discovered, and the power status of the VM.

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.

Version

Version of the VMware Application Proxy agent on the VM. A gray dot is displayed if the VM requires an update.

vCenter Name

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

Operating System

Operating system installed on the VM.

Agent Status

Displays the status of the agent at the end point.

  • Blue icon. Indicates that the agent is not installed.

  • Green dot. Indicates that the agent is running.

  • Red dot. Indicates that the agent has stopped.

Last Operation Status

Status of the last operation. The possible values are:

  • No Operation

  • Install Success

  • Install Failed

  • Install In Progress

  • Start Success

  • Start Failed

  • Start In Progress

  • Stop Success

  • Stop Failed

  • Stop In Progress

  • Update Success

  • Update Failed

  • Update In Progress

  • Uninstall Success

  • Uninstall Failed

  • Uninstall In Progress

VM State

Power status of the VMs. The possible values are:

  • Powered On

  • Powered Off

Services Discovered

List of the supported application services discovered on the VM.

  • A red dot against the application service indicates that the application service has been activated but there is a problem with data collection.

  • A gray dot before the application service indicates that the agent requires reactivation. The application service must be reactivated. For reactivation, see Activate and Deactivate an Application Service for more information.

  • A steel blue dot indicates that the agents have stopped.

  • A green dot against the application service indicates that the application service is activated.

  • If an application service has been deactivated or not activated, you will not see a symbol displayed against the application service.

  • After you have added the parameters and activated the application service, the progress status is displayed until data collection starts.

The top left corner of the Manage Agents in Virtual Machines panel displays the status of the operation.

Table 3. Status Details

Status

Description

Orange warning symbol

Indicates that none of the VMs are bootstrapped.

Green tick mark

Indicates that at least one of the VMs is bootstrapped and the agent is running.

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.

  5. Update agents that are at a lower version.