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VM agent is provisioned automatically#

Operational Excellence · Virtual Machine · Rule · 2020_06 · Important

Ensure the VM agent is provisioned automatically.


The virtual machine (VM) agent is required for most functionality that interacts with the guest operating system.

VM extensions help reduce management overhead by providing an entry point to bootstrap monitoring and configuration of the guest operating system. The VM agent is required to use any VM extensions.


Automatically provision the VM agent for all supported operating systems, this is the default.