Thursday, April 18, 2013

SCVMM 2012 SP1 and Linux


To automatically configure the Linux OS after SCVMM creates the OS there are extra tools that are needed. On the VMM management server, open a command prompt, (administrative).

They programs are found in the c:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Virtual Machine Manager\agents\Linux folder.

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.

Make the installer executable

chmod +x install

Run either the x86 or x64 installer:

./install scvmmguestagent.


/install scvmmguestagent.



The official Microsoft link is:


Chad Rogers said...

For noobies it might be worth mentioning how to mount a CDRom in Linux (RHEL):

jclosure said...

Hey Dave this helped me get going. Once the guest agent is in place, everything just works.. I've now got VM and Service Templates that deploy Active Directory joined CentOS 6.4 clients. Thanks for your work.

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