Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager
  • 08 May 2022
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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

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Article summary

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a unified management application for on-premises, service provider, and Azure cloud virtual machines.

Types of Assets Fetched

This adapter fetches the following types of assets:

  • Devices


  1. Host Name or IP Address (required, default: empty) - The hostname or IP address of the Microsoft System Center VMM server that Axonius can communicate with via the Required Ports.

  2. Port (required, default: 8100) - The port used for the connection.

  3. User Name (optional, default: empty) - The user name to use when connecting to the value supplied in Host Name or IP Address.

  4. Password (optional, default: empty) - The password to use when connecting to the server.

  5. To learn more about common adapter connection parameters and buttons, see Adding a New Adapter Connection.

Microsoft SCCM VM Manager


Axonius uses the Virtual Machine Manager API documentation.

Required Permissions

  • The value supplied in User Name must have log on as a service permission on the VMM server to fetch assets.
  • The user must have read-write access to the IPC$ and admin$ SMB shares to extract device data.

Required Ports

  • 135(RPC)
  • 445 (SMB)
  • 8100 (or other customer designated TCP port for REST API)
  • Random port in the range 1024-65535

Setting up a fixed port for WMI

The Microsoft System Center VMM adapter uses WMI.
You need to set up a fixed port to work with WMI.
WMI runs as part of a shared service host with ports assigned through DCOM by default. However, you can set up the WMI service to run as the only process in a separate host and specify a fixed port. For more details, see Microsoft Documentation - Setting Up a Fixed Port for WMI.

To set up a fixed port for WMI:

  1. At the command prompt, type:
winmgmt -standalonehost
  1. Stop the WMI service by typing:
net stop "Windows Management Instrumentation"


 net stop winmgmt
  1. Restart the WMI service again in a new service host by typing:
net start "Windows Management Instrumentation" 


net start winmgmt
  1. Establish a new port number for the WMI service by typing (e.g. the following example will establish port TCP 24158):
netsh firewall add portopening TCP 24158 WMIFixedPort

To undo any changes you make to WMI, type:

winmgmt /sharedhost

Then stop and start the winmgmt service again.

Supported From Version

Supported from Axonius version 4.5

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