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Associating Virtual Machines with Host Machines

Network Inventory automatically identifies different types of virtual machines and hypervisors among audited computers. Besides that, Network Inventory provides the ability to associate virtual client computers with host computers where they reside. For a number of popular virtualization platforms, Network Inventory automatically associates virtual client computers with their hosts using the list of MAC addresses. However, there might be rare cases when the virtual machines hosted on different computers or hypervisors may have the same MAC addresses. In this cases automatic association may work incorrectly. You can correct that by establishing the association manually.

NOTE: Make sure to keep MAC addresses of virtual machines unique. Otherwise, manually corrected association will be corrupted each time you perform the audit.

To associate or re-associate a virtual computer to a host:

  1. From the Computers or All Nodes grid, double-click the Computer record for the target computer.

  2. In the Overview tab of the [Computer Name] window, do one of the following:

    • If the computer is not defined as a virtual machine, select Yes from the Virtual Machine drop-down list. In the enabled Host drop-down list, select the host where the virtual guest computer resides and click OK.

    • If a computer is already detected as a virtual machine, select the host from the Host drop-down list and click OK.

  3. Click Save to apply your changes. If you want to save the changes and close the window, click OK.