To integrate with ESX Agent Manager, a solution must meet certain requirements.

To integrate a solution with ESX Agent Manager, you must develop the solution according to the following requirements:

The solution must be a vCenter extension that implements the Extension data object and registers with ExtensionManager.

Use Open Virtualization Format (OVF) to package ESX agent virtual machines or vApps. ESX Agent Manager only supports the deployment of virtual machines using OVF.

Use HTTP or HTTPS to publish OVF files to ESX Agent Manager.

Use vSphere installation bundles (VIB) to add functions to ESX hosts, for example to add VMkernel modules or custom ESX Server applications to ESX hosts.

Use HTTP or HTTPS to publish VIB files to ESX Agent Manager.

Use vCenter Server Compute Resources to define the ESX agent scope.