Basic VM management (central)

Use basic VM management if the BigFix server can connect to VM managers in your infrastructure. It is the default method of configuring connections to VM managers through the BigFix Inventory user interface.

Data about the capacity of VM managers is needed to calculate consumption of license metrics in the virtual environment. In basic VM management, the data is collected by the main instance of the VM Manager Tool that is by default installed on the BigFix server. You must only ensure that it can connect to your VM managers. If some of your VM managers are in separated networks with no connection from the BigFix server, manage these VM managers through advanced VM management. For more information, see: Advanced VM management (distributed).