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.

When you start the EAM Sample Solution, it registers itself as a vCenter extension with the vCenter Server instance that you configured in the eamri.properties file. The sample solution also registers itself as a vCenter solution with Solutions Manager.

Verify that you have a running instance of vSphere 5.1.

Verify that you have set up and started the EAM Sample Solution in an application server.

1

Open the vSphere client and log in to the vCenter Server instance that you configured in the eamri.properties file.

2

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

3

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

The general information and the health status of the EAM Sample Solution appear on the Summary tab.

4

Click each of the tabs in the EAM Sample Solution.

Option

Description

Virtual Machines

Displays all of the servers and ESX agents that the solution manages, and any other virtual machines that the solution manages. No ESX agents are deployed yet, so no virtual machines are listed.

vService Providers

Displays vServices that the solution provides. The EAM Sample Solution does not provide any vServices, so none are listed.

Configuration

Tab that the EAM Sample Solution defines. The tab displays one or more ESX hosts that vCenter Server manages, upon which you can deploy ESX agents.

Management

Tab that ESX Agent Manager defines, that you can add to your solutions. The tab displays the status, issues, and logs of the ESX agency that the EAM Sample Solution defines.

The EAM Sample Solution is available in Solutions Manager, but you did not yet deploy any ESX agent virtual machines.

Before you can use the EAM Sample Solution to deploy ESX agents on ESX hosts, you must configure the hosts and datacenters for ESX agent deployment.