Managing Agents on Managed Computers

Applies To: Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1

When you add a Virtual Server or Hyper-V virtual machine host or a library server, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) installs an agent on that computer. A single computer can serve as both a host and a library server. However, VMM installs only one agent; therefore, a managed computer can have multiple roles.


There is another scenario in which VMM temporarily installs an agent and a managed computer can have another role. When you use VMM to convert a physical computer to a virtual machine (a P2V conversion), VMM installs a special-purpose VMM P2V agent on the source computer to gather information and then removes it before the conversion begins. These managed computers appear temporarily in the Managed Computers results pane with the SourceMachine role.

You can reassociate or update VMM agents deployed on managed computers, and you can remove a managed computer role. For more information, see How to Remove a Managed Computer Role.

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