Step 4: Endpoint Agent Setup

Run the vCloud Automation Center Agent Setup Wizard

1. RDP into the vCAC Host Server using an account with local admin privileges (i.e. the vCAC service account or admin)
2. On the vCAC Server, right-click the Agent installer (DCAC-Agent-Setup.exe) and select “Run as Administrator…”
3. Click Next 

Agent Installation

Agent Configuration

4. Enter an agent name for the resource. In this case, it is the vCenter server and MUST MATCH the “vSphere (vCenter)” Endpoint configuration in vCAC Admin.
5. Ensure “Use HTTPS…” is unchecked
6. Enter the FQDN of the vCAC Server and Model Manager Web Service
7. Click Next

 Name the Agent Service

Agent Selection

In vCAC Admin we already configured vSphere (vCenter) and vCloud Endpoints. Here we will be installing a vSphere Agent to collect inventory and details about our vSphere environment for vCAC consumption. The vCloud Endpoint does not need an agent installed.

8. Select vSphere Agent
9. Click Next

 Choose Agent Type

Configure the Agent Service

10. Ensure “Register Agent Service”, “Start Agent Service”, and “Use Default Log Location” are all checked
11. Enter the service credentials
12. Click Next

 Configure Agent Service

vSphere Agent Configuration

13. Enter the Model Manager credentials
14. Click Next

 Enter Model Manager

vSphere Generic Endpoint

15. Enter the name of the Endpoint, ensuring that it matches the Endpoint created in the vCAC Admin. This must match exactly or collection to the service will fail.
16. Click Next to continue

 Enter Endpoint Name

Ready to Install

17. Click “Install” to begin the Agent installation


Setup Completed

18. Click “Finish” to exit the setup wizard


Note: An agent is required per endpoint. This process is repeated for each vSphere Agent identified in vCAC Admin.

Next, we move on to Step 5: Create Enterprise Groups.