Virtual Host Managers

Virtual Host Managers (VHMs) are used to gather information from a range of client types.

VHMs can be used to collect private or public cloud instances and organize them into virtualization groups. With your virtualized clients organized this way, Taskomatic collects data on the clients for display in the SUSE Manager Web UI. VHMs also allow you to use subscription matching on your virtualized clients.

You can create a VHM on your SUSE Manager Server, and use it to inventory available public cloud instances. You can also use a VHM to manage clusters created with Kubernetes and SUSE CaaS Platform.

After your VHM has been created and configured, Taskomatic will run data collection automatically. You can also begin data collection manually through the Web UI, by navigating to Systems  Virtual Host Managers, selecting the appropriate VHM, and clicking Refresh Data.

For more information on VHMs, see client-configuration:vhm.adoc.