Configuring Windows Virtual Machines to Support the eG Agent’s Inside View without the eG VM Agent

For the “inside” view, by default, the eG agent uses SSH/WMI (depending upon the virtual OS to be monitored) to communicate remotely with the virtual machines on the ESX server and collect metrics. To establish this remote connection with Windows VMs in particular, eG Enterprise requires that the eG agent be configured with domain administrator privileges. Besides, the inside view using flag of all “inside view” tests should be set to Remote connection to a VM.

In addition, the following pre-requisites need to be fulfilled:

  1. The admin$ share will have to be available on the Windows guests
  2. The Windows Firewall should be configured to allow Windows File and Print Sharing

The sections to come discuss the procedure to be followed for fulfiliing the 2 requirements above.