Running VM Manager Tool

After creating configuration files for your VM managers, you must run the VM Manager Tool to load the configuration, test connections, and check the status of VM managers.

About this task

For a complete list of commands that can be used in VM Manager Tool, see VM Manager Tool command-line options.


  1. Open the command-line interface and go to BES Client\LMT\VMMAN.
  2. Optional: VM Manager Tool is started automatically after installation, however you can use the following commands to start it, if needed.

    Linux icon ./ -run

    Windows icon vmman.bat -run

  3. Load the new or updated configuration files to update the connection parameters in VM Manager Tool. During this step, the passwords provided in the files are encrypted. You must repeat this step after modifying or creating a configuration file.

    Linux icon ./ -reloadconfig

    Windows icon vmman.bat -reloadconfig

  4. Test connections to VM managers.

    Linux icon ./ -testconnection

    Windows icon vmman.bat -testconnection

  5. Check the status of VM managers.

    Linux icon ./ -status

    Windows icon vmman.bat -status

    Tip: For more information about the available statuses, see VM manager statuses.


If the VM managers report the OK status, they are working properly, and the capacity data is being collected. The upload of collected data is triggered shortly after making any modifications to VM managers, such as adding a new connection or changing the existing one. If no modifications are made, the data is uploaded according to the schedule. For more information, see Capacity data flow.

9.2.4 Starting from application update 9.2.4, VM managers from the distributed mode are also visible in the user interface after the data about them is imported to the BigFix Inventory server. However, they can be modified only through configuration files.