How to Install the VMM Agent for Linux


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Virtual Machine Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Before you can use Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to manage a virtual machine with Linux as the guest operating system, you must install the VMM agent for Linux on that virtual machine. Use the following procedure to perform that task.

To install the VMM agent for Linux on a virtual machine

  1. On the VMM management server, open a command prompt session, with administrative rights.

  2. Go to the ‘c:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Virtual Machine Manager\agents\Linux’ folder.

  3. Copy all the agent installation files from that folder to a new folder on the virtual machine, and then, on the virtual machine on which Linux is running as a guest operating system, open the new folder.

  4. Run the following command:

    chmod +x install  
  5. Run either of the following commands, as appropriate:

    ./install scvmmguestagent.  
    ./install scvmmguestagent.  

The following folders and files are created on the virtual hard disk during the installation of the VMM agent for Linux:

  • A default installation folder - /opt/microsoft/scvmmguestagent

  • A default log files folder - /var/opt/microsoft/scvmmagent/log

  • An installation log file - scvmm-install.log

  • A specialization log file - scvmm.log. This file is created when the virtual machine is deployed and specialized.

  • A configuration file - scvmm.conf. This file contains the location of the log file and is used to control logging during deployment and specialization.

See Also

Requirements for Linux-Based Virtual Machines