Each time that you install a new vCenter Hyperic agent, you must configure the agent.properties file that contains data controlling agent to server communication. If the agent does not have a properties file, create one.

A vCenter Hyperic agent looks for its properties file in two locations, in this order:

1

HqUserHome/.hq

If this directory exists and contains agent.properties, the vCenter Hyperic agent uses the property values defined there.

2

AgentHome/conf

This is the default location of agent.properties.

If the agent does not find the the required properties for establishing communications with the vCenter Hyperic server in either of these locations, it prompts for the property values at initial start up of the agent.

It is good practice to configure the properties in the agent.properties file before initial start up of the agent. This is a requirement for some communication actions, and is the most efficient process when you are deploying multiple agents.

Make a copy of the agent.properties file from the agent installation.