Prior to first agent startup, you can define the properties that enable the vCenter Hyperic agent and vCenter Hyperic server to communicate with each other, and other agent behaviors, in the agent.properties file of an agent, . There are a number of steps to complete the configuration.

Some agent properties can be defined either before or after the initial start up. However, you must always configure properties that control the following behaviors before initial startup.

When the agent must use an SSL keystore that you manage, rather than a vCenter Hyperic-generated keystore.

When the agent must manage VMware vSphere components.

When the agent must connect to the vCenter Hyperic server via a proxy server.

If you are deploying multiple agents, consider configuring the agent in its properties file, to streamline the process.

The vCenter Hyperic server must be running.

Start the vCenter Hyperic agent.