2.4 Cloud Manager Orchestration Agent Pattern

Description: The Cloud Manager Orchestration Agent provides communication between the Orchestration Server and the VM hosts managed by the server. The agent is installed on the VM hosts that run as nodes under the management of the Orchestration Server.

The agent requires configuration after installation. To perform the initial configuration, you can use a text interface at the Linux console (./config) or a GUI configuration wizard (./guiconfig).

You can also install the agent from a Windows installation program or use the Linux pattern files to install to RHEL machines. For more information, see Advanced Agent Installation Methods in the NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.5 Orchestration Installation Guide.

Packages in the Pattern: The table below lists the RPMs in the Orchestration Agent pattern.

Table 2-4 Orchestration Server Packages

Install Pattern [Short Name]

Default Packages Installed

Additional Required Patterns

[short name]

Additional Recommended Patterns


Orchestration Agent














You can obtain more information about these patterns inside the YaST utility when you have mounted the product ISO.

NOTE:Orchestration Agent patterns are labeled version 3.1.5 in the NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.5 release.

Installation recommendations: Installing the Cloud Manager Orchestration Agent on the same machine with the Orchestration Server is not supported.

If you are installing the agent to a vSphere environment, you can install the agent either locally on the vCenter Server (the vCenter appliance is not supported), or on a dedicated system (virtual or physical) as long as the OS in that system is supported for the Orchestration Agent.

If you want to support virtual resource management in multiple vSphere environments, NetIQ recommends you deploy an Orchestration Agent on a dedicated system. For more information, see Orchestration Provisioning Adapter Information in the NetIQ Cloud Manager 2.1.5 VM Orchestration Reference.