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VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook by Abhijeet Shriram Janwalkar

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Installing an agent on Windows servers

Before we start managing any machine, we need to install an agent on it. This can be done in multiple ways, such as pushing it from the VCM console, installing it manually, or installing it with a script.

In this recipe, we will have a look at installing the agent manually and with a script on a Windows server.

Getting ready

Prepare a server to install the agent; the installer is available on the VCM Collector server, at X:\Program Files (x86)\Vmware\VCM\AgentFiles and the certificate is available at X:\Program Files (x86)\Vmware\VCM\CollectorData, where X is the drive where VCM is installed.

Copy the installer and certificate on a shared location from where it can be copied to the server where we want to install ...

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