When you create an ESX agency, you define a goal state for that ESX agency. The goal state of an ESX agency defines the state in which all the ESX agents in that ESX agency should be when the solution is running correctly.

If the ESX agency is not in its goal state, ESX Agent Manager attempts to remediate the issues that it discovers, so that the agency can achieve or return to its goal state.

ESX Agent Goal States

Goal State

Description

Enabled

Solution has deployed all ESX agents in the ESX agency successfully, and they are running with a heartbeat. For ESX agent virtual machines without VMware Tools installed, which do not return a heartbeat, ESX Agent Manager considers them to be enabled when they have powered on.

Disabled

Solution has deployed all ESX agents in the ESX agency successfully, but they are not running.

Undeployed

Solution has removed all ESX agents in the ESX agency from all the compute resources in the ESX agent scope.