You can monitor the status of the sample ESX agency in ESX Agent Manager. The EAM Sample Solution provides basic management actions that you can perform in the EAM Sample Solution view in Solutions Manager.

With the EAM Sample Solution, you can temporarily disable, enable, and uninstall the solution. You can also monitor status and logging information about the ESX agency and resolve issues in ESX Agent Manager.

Verify that you used the EAM Sample Solution to deploy an ESX agent.

1

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

2

Click the vCenter Server instance at the top of the hierarchy of running solutions.

The three tabs in the right pane show the health status of the solutions that this vCenter Server instance is running.

3

In the vSphere ESX Agent Manager and EAM Sample Solution tabs, view and manage the ESX agents that you deployed.

Option

Action

See events that ESX Agent Manager has logged in the vCenter database

Select vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Summary. The logged events appear in the vCenter Database Storage panel.

See the list of virtual machines that ESX Agent Manager manages

Select vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Virtual Machines and check the Managed by check box.

View information about the running ESX agencies

Select vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Management.

The Sample Service appears in the list of running ESX agencies, with a button to disable the solution agency, and information that ESX Agent Manager has logged about the agency in the vCenter database.

View the Sample Service (1) ESX agent virtual machine that the EAM Sample Solution has deployed

Select EAM Sample Solution > Virtual Machines and check the Agents check box.

View information about the agency that ESX Agent Manager has logged in the vCenter database.

Select EAM Sample Solution > Management.

Temporarily disable the ESX agent and power off the virtual machine

Select EAM Sample Solution > Configuration and click Temporarily Disable in the Solution Actions panel.

Reenable the ESX agent and power the virtual machine back on.

Select EAM Sample Solution > Configuration and click Enable in the Solution Actions panel.

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In the vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Virtual Machines tab, right-click and power off an ESX agent virtual machine, and click OK to ignore the warning about powering off a machine that ESX Agent Manager manages.

5

Select vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Management.

The status of the ESX agency that the EAM Sample Solution deployed has changed to red.

6

In Agency data > Actions, click the Resolve Issues button for the ESX agency with the red status.

The Resolve Issues button icon is two circular arrows.

ESX Agent Manager powers on the ESX agent virtual machine. The status of the ESX agency turns yellow while the ESX agent powers on, then turns green when it is running.

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In the vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Virtual Machines tab, power off an ESX agent virtual machine, delete it from the disk, and click OK to ignore the warnings.

8

Select vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Management.

The status of the ESX agency that the EAM Sample Solution deployed has changed to red.

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Click the Resolve Issues button for the ESX agency with the red status.

ESX Agent Manager deploys a clone of the ESX agent that you deleted. The status of the ESX agency turns yellow while the ESX agent powers on, then turns green when it is running.

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Unregister the running ESX agency and delete its ESX agent virtual machines.

Option

Action

Uninstall the ESX agency using the EAM Sample Solution

In the EAM Sample Solution, select EAM Sample Solution > Configuration and click Uninstall in the Solution Actions panel.

Delete the ESX agency using ESX Agent Manager

In the ESX Agent Manager, select vSphere ESX Agent Manager > Management and click Remove for Sample Service.

The Recent Tasks view shows the progress as the EAM Sample Solution or ESX Agent Manager uninstalls the ESX agent, powers off the virtual machine, and deletes the virtual machine and resource pool from the vCenter inventory.

Use the EAM Sample Solution to deploy an ESX agent virtual machine and a vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) and integrate them with DvFilter.