The agent.properties file contains properties that you can configure to govern both agent-initiated and server-initiated communication.

The properties described here are the minimum required for agent-server communication.

1

Specify the location and credentials the vCenter Hyperic agent must use to contact the vCenter Hyperic server.

Property

Property Definition

agent.setup.camIP

Specify the address or hostname of the vCenter Hyperic server.

agent.setup.camPort

The default value is the standard plain text vCenter Hyperic server listen port. If your server is configured for a different listen port, specify the port number.

agent.setup.camSSLPort

The default value is the standard SSL vCenter Hyperic server listen port. If your server is configured for a different listen port, specify the port number.

agent.setup.camSecure

The default value is yes (use SSL). SSL configuration is strongly recommended, and is required if you are going to configure the agent for unidirectional communications. Change the value to no if you do not require the agent to use secure communications when contacting the vCenter Hyperic server.

agent.setup.camLogin

Specify the user name for the agent to use when connecting to the server. If you change the value from the hqadmin default value, verify that the user account is correctly configured on the vCenter Hyperic server.

agent.setup.camPword

Specify the password for the agent to use, together with the user name specified in agent.setup.camLogin, when connecting to the server. Verify that the password is the one configured in vCenter Hyperic for the user account.

2

(Optional) Specify the address or hostname and the listen port for the vCenter Hyperic server to use to contact the vCenter Hyperic agent.

If you are creating a standard agent.properties file that can be used for all agents, deactivate these properties, but do not change their values.

Property

Property Definition

agent.setup.agentIP

If you leave the default setting * default* the agent detects an IP address on the platform and selects it as the listen address.

agent.setup.agentPort

If you leave the default setting * default* the agent uses the default listen port (2144 for plain text, or 2443 for SSL) as its listen address. If that port is unavailable, the agent detects a free port and selects it as its listen port.