You can run the EAM Sample Solution to demonstrate how a solution integrates Solutions Manager and ESX Agent Manager.

This information guides you through the process of setting up and running the EAM Sample Solution to provide a high-level introduction to the concepts and functions of Solutions Manager and ESX Agent Manager. For information about how to implement and integrate a solution with Solutions Manager and ESX Agent Manager, see Integrating Solutions with vCenter Solutions Manager and Integrating Solutions with vSphere ESX Agent Manager.

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The ESX Agent Manager SDK is part of the vSphere SDK. The ESX Agent Manager SDK provides a working example of a vSphere solution, the EAM Sample Solution.

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The EAM Sample Solution is a Web-based application that demonstrates how to use OVF and (optionally) vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) files to deploy ESX agent virtual machines to ESXi servers that a vCenter Server instance manages. The EAM Sample Solution also optionally installs the VIB files and integrates them with DvFilter.

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After you start the EAM Sample Solution in an application server, it appears in Solutions Manager in the vSphere client. You can monitor, manage, and configure the EAM Sample Solution in Solutions Manager and use it to deploy ESX agents.

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Before the EAM Sample Solution can deploy ESX agents on ESXi hosts, you must configure the virtual infrastructure so that vSphere can assign networks and datastores to the ESX agent virtual machines.

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The EAM Sample Solution uses an OVF template to deploy ESX agent virtual machines from an application server onto ESX hosts.

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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.

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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.