Configuring the agent on Windows systems
You can configure the agent on Windows operating systems by using the IBM Performance Management window. After you update the configuration values, you must start the agent to save the updated values.
About this task
The VMware VI agent provides default values for some parameters. You can specify different values for these parameters.
- Click Start > All Programs > IBM Monitoring agents > IBM Performance Management.
In the IBM Performance Management window, right-click Monitoring Agent for VMware VI, and then click Configure agent.
Remember: After you configure the agent for the first time, the Configure agent option is disabled. To configure the agent again, click Reconfigure.
In the Monitoring Agent for VMware VI window, complete the following steps:
a. Enter a unique name for the VMware VI agent instance, and click OK. b. On the Data Provider tab, specify values for the configuration parameters, and then click Next.
c. On the Data Source tab, specify values for the configuration parameters, and then click Next.
The VMware VI agent is a multi-data source agent. You can monitor multiple data sources from the same agent.
- If you want to configure a new data source, click New.
- If you want to delete an existing data source, click Delete.
For information about the configuration parameters in each tab of the VMware VI agent window, see the following topics:
In the IBM Performance Management window, right-click the instance that you configured, and then click Start.
What to do next
Log in to the IBM Cloud Pak console} to view the data that is collected by the agent in the dashboards.
If you are monitoring a large VMware environment with more than 500 ESX hosts, you might need to increase the heap size for the Java™ data provider. For more information, see Increasing the Java heap size.