3.2 Cloud Manager Orchestration Agent Requirements

The physical or virtual machine where you install the Orchestration Agent must meet the following minimum requirements:

Table 3-2 Orchestration Agent Requirements



Operating System

Linux machines:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 (64-bit)

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (64-bit)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (latest update, 64-bit)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (latest update, 64-bit)

Windows machines:

  • Windows Server 2003 (latest SP, 64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (latest SP, 64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (latest SP, 64-bit)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (latest SP, with HyperV role, 64-bit)


The Orchestration Agent does not require a minimum hardware configuration other than a minimum recommended disk space of 100 MB.

TCP Ports

The computing node communicates with the Orchestration Server over a custom protocol. The server listens for the agent on port 8100 and 8101 (port 8101 is for secure agent connections). Network firewalls need to allow outgoing agent connections to these ports on the server.

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.