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GQed76
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Auto Move Machines based on Type

I need to have a seperate policy for out VM envrionment.  I have created the ploicy, but would like to know if Mcafee can tell if it is a VM and if so Automove it.  Has anyone done this before?

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hem
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Re: Auto Move Machines based on Type

In ePO, we have sorting function which will sort the machines based on sorting criteria.

Sorting criteria can be either IP based or Tag based.

I am afraid, there is no seperate way to manage the VM machines but I will suggest you to use IP based sorting criteria specifying the IP range of VM adapters.

mhu
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Re: Auto Move Machines based on Type

Create a new query of type 'Managed Systems', Display Results As 'Table', Selected Columns 'default', Filter Available Properties, Computer Properties, MAC Adress, Starts with "005056" (that selects all VM Network Adapters MAC), save this query e. g. as 'Virtual Systems'

Go to Automation, Server Tasks and create a new task, name it e. g. 'Move virtual Systems to group X'. Select as 1. Action 'Run Query'. Pick the new created query 'Virtual Systems'. Select as 'Sub-Actions:' 'Move Systems to Another Group' and Pick your destination group for virtual systems. Click 'Next' and choose a appropriate schedule. Click Next and Finish.

In ePO 4.6 you have the oppinion to assign policy depended of tags. So you can use the above technique to apply a tag and the tag to apply the policy.

Nachricht geändert durch mhu on 04.08.11 08:33:18 CDT

Re: Auto Move Machines based on Type

Tagging is the your best option to sort machiens

Re: Auto Move Machines based on Type

Create a VM tag with the following criteria to identify all VM's:

MAC Address Starts With 1 or 005056 or 080027 or 001C42 or 000C29 or 000569 or 001C14 or 0003FF or 000F4B or 00163E

Have it evaluate each system against the tag's criteria on each agent-server communication interval if desired.

This will tag all your VM's and then you can move them based on the tag.

andrep1
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Re: Auto Move Machines based on Type

We're doing the VM identification based on MACs and it's been working fine for us