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

Verify that you have a copy of the Log Insight Windows Agent .msi file.To download the Log Insight Windows Agent .msi file, navigate to the Administration page of the Log Insight Web user interface, in the Management section click Agents, and click the Download Log Insight Windows agent link.

Download and install Orca database editor. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255905.

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Open the Log Insight Windows Agent .msi fie in Orca editor and click Transform > New Transform.

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Edit the Property table and add necessary parameters and values for customized installation or upgrade.

Parameter

Description

SERVERHOST

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

SERVERPROTO

The protocol that the Log Insight Windows Agent uses to send events to the Log Insight server. The possible values are cfapi and syslog. VMware recommends using the default cfapi setting.

SERVERPORT

The communication port that Log Insight Windows Agent uses to send events to the Log Insight server. The default values are 9000 for cfapi and 514 for syslog

SERVICEACCOUNT

The 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 Log Insight Windows Agent service is installed under the LocalSystem service account.

SERVICEPASSWORD

The password of the user service account.

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Click Transform > Generate Transform and save the .mst file.

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