Before you can add a host that is on a perimeter network (also known as a screened subnet) to Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), you must install an agent locally on the host. For information about installing a VMM agent locally, see the “Installing a VMM Agent Locally on a Host” topic in Setup Help. A link to the Setup Help is available on the Setup menu for VMM.

When you install a VMM agent locally on a host, the Agent Setup Wizard prompts you for an encryption key and other information the VMM server needs to access and manage the host. The wizard automatically generates a set of agent credentials and uses the key you provided to encrypt the credentials and the other access information into a security file.

See Also

For the most up-to-date Help information, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Help Online. To find additional Virtual Machine Manager 2008 documentation, go to the Virtual Machine Manager 2008 TechCenter Library.