The EAM Sample Solution optionally deploys an ESX agent virtual machine and a vSphere installation bundle (VIB). The ESX agent adds a virtual switch to the ESXi host, and then integrates the ESX agent virtual machine and the vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) with DvFilter.

Verify that you uninstalled the simple EAM Sample Solution that you deployed in Deploy ESX Agents from OVF Using the EAM Sample Solution.

Verify that you have configured the virtual infrastructure on which to deploy ESX agents.

Important

If you have not configured the ESX agent network and datastore settings on the host, ESX Agent Manager sets the status to red and ESX agents do not deploy. See Configure the Virtual Infrastructure for ESX Agent Deployment.

1

In a command window, go to the root folder of your tc Server.

For example, your_tcserver\vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.5.X-X.

2

Stop the tcserver tc Server by running one of the following commands.

Option

Description

tcruntime-ctl.bat tcserver stop

Windows

tcruntime-ctl.sh tcserver stop

Linux

3

Open the file your_tcserver\vfabric-tc-server-standard-2.5.X-X\eamserver\webapps\eam-sample\WEB-INF\eamri.properties in a text editor.

4

Change the value of the vib.deploy property from false to true and save and close the file.

5

Restart the tc Server instance tcserver by running one of the following commands.

Option

Description

tcruntime-ctl.bat tcserver start

Windows

tcruntime-ctl.sh tcserver start

Linux

6

Click Home in the navigation bar of the vSphere Web Client then click vCenter Solutions Manager.

7

Click EAM Sample Solution in the list of running vCenter solutions and click Configuration.

8

In the Compute resources panel, select the host name of the ESXi host or cluster on which to deploy ESX agents and click Update Configuration.

The Recent Tasks view shows the progress of the EAM Sample Solution as it performs the following tasks:

Installs the VIB on the host.

Adds the vmservice-vswitch virtual DvFilter switch to the host.

Creates a resource pool to contain the ESX agent virtual machine.

Creates a virtual machine folder on the host to contain the ESX agent virtual machine.

Deploys an OVF template to create an ESX agent virtual machine, assigning it a UUID and a MAC address.

Takes a snapshot of the resulting virtual machine.

Powers on the ESX agent virtual machine.

9

Click the host in the vCenter inventory and click Configuration > Networking to see the DvFilter virtual switch.

You used the EAM Sample Solution to deploy an ESX agent from a VIB, which adds a DvFilter virtual switch to the ESXi host.

Implement the features that the EAM Sample Solution demonstrates, and features that the sample does not demonstrate. You can experiment with solution development by modifying the EAM Sample Solution, rebuilding, and redeploying it.