The VMware documentation covers this, but I thought I’d add my “insight” (get it? har har)
- Get Microsoft Orca. It’s part of the SDK found here.
- Get the vCenter Log Insight Windows Agent from my.vmware.com if you haven’t already
- An appropriate network location for GPO-delivered installers containing the vCLI Agent MSI
- Launch Orca, choose file|open and select thevCLI Agent MSI (VMware-vCenter-Log-Insight-Agent-2.0.3-1879692_1.msi in this case)
- Within Orca, click Transform|New Transform
- Click the “Property” table to load its rows
- Right-click under the populated rows and choose “Add Row”
- In the “Add Row” dialog, enter the property as “SERVERHOST” and the value as theFQDN of yourvCenter Log Insight server, click OK. Notice thenew record has a green box around it? That means it’ll be included in the transform file.
- On the menu, choose Transform|Generate Transform. Put it in the same folder as the vCLI Agent MSI, give it a descriptive name.
- Once the mst is saved, you can close Orca.
- Create a new or open an existing GPO in Group Policy Management Editor
- Expand Computer Configuration|Policies|Software Settings, right-click Software installation and choose New|Package
- Select thevCLI MSI on the network share, select the “Advanced” option on the Deploy Software dialog, click OK.
- On the VMware vCenter Log Insight Agent Properties dialog, navigate to the Modifications tab.
- Click the “Add” button and select themst you created earlier. Click OK. Make other changes to the package as appropriate for your environment and click OK to save.
- Like all other GPOs, link it to the appropriate OU(s) containing the computers you want the agent deployed on.