The agents that you need to install depend on the external systems with which you plan to integrate.

Table 1. Choosing an Agent Scenario

Integration Scenario

Agent Requirements and Procedures

Provision cloud machines by integrating with a cloud environment such as Amazon Web Services or Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

You do not need to install an agent.

Provision virtual machines by integrating with a vSphere environment.

Installing and Configuring the Proxy Agent for vSphere

Provision virtual machines by integrating with a Microsoft Hyper-V Server environment.

Installing the Proxy Agent for Hyper-V or XenServer

Provision virtual machines by integrating with a XenServer environment.

Provision virtual machines by integrating with a XenDesktop environment.

Run Visual Basic scripts as additional steps in the provisioning process before or after provisioning a machine, or when deprovisioning.

Installing the EPI Agent for Visual Basic Scripting

Collect data from the provisioned Windows machines, for example the Active Directory status of the owner of a machine.

Installing the WMI Agent for Remote WMI Requests

Provision virtual machines by integrating with any other supported virtual platform.

You do not need to install an agent.