Agent IntroductionΒΆ

The dcm-agent is a lightweight service that runs inside of your VM. When the VM is booted and the dcm-agent starts it forms a secure communication channel back to the Dell Cloud Manager. Commands are sent to the dcm-agent along this channel. From simple tasks like adding and removing users on a single VM to the coordination of multiple VMs in a distributed cloud application, the dcm-agent can greatly add to the power of the Dell Cloud Manager.

In this architecture the Dell Cloud Manager becomes the conductor and every VM with a configured dcm-agent provides power for whatever you need orchestrated. With infrastructure cloud computing each VM can be quite powerful and the total number of VMs is pragmatically limitless. The hard part is coordinating all of these pieces to perform in cadence. The Dell Cloud Manager and dcm-agent provide the instrumentation to make this possible.