About the Unified Agent

Article:HOWTO36660  |  Created: 2010-12-08  |  Updated: 2011-01-06  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO36660
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About the Unified Agent

The Unified Agent is a part of Veritas Storage Foundation. It consists of the VRTSsfmh package, which collects information about a host that includes a Storage Foundation product. Wherever Storage Foundation is installed, CommandCentral can use the agent to discover information about the host. This feature lets you leverage the existing agents that you have installed in your environment without having to install a Standard Agent.

In some cases, Veritas Operations Manager (formerly Veritas Storage Foundation Manager) might also use the agent to discover information about the host.


If both CommandCentral and Veritas Operations Manager discover the host, discovery happens only once. Both products use the same discovery data.

Your Storage Foundation hosts already include the VRTSsfmh package if:

  • You use Veritas Operations Manager and have configured the host to report to the Management Server.

  • You have Storage Foundation 5.1 or higher (the VRTSsfmh package is included with Storage Foundation starting in the 5.1 release).

See How the Unified Agent works

See About the Unified Agent explorers

See About the Management Server.

See About the Standard Agent.

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