Machine management

This option defines whether the machine has to be managed centrally by the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Management Server.

To be able to use this option, you must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group on the machine.

You have the opportunity to register the machine on the management server when installing an Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 agent. If the machine is not registered, selecting Centralized management here will initiate the registration. Or you can add the machine to the management server on the server side. Any of the three registration methods require the server administrator privileges.

Selecting Stand-alone management on a registered machine will result in the machine stopping communication with the server. On the management server, the machine appears as Withdrawn. The management server administrator can delete the machine from the server or register the machine once again.

The preset is: Stand-alone management.

To set up centralized management on the machine:

  1. Select Centralized management.
  2. Specify the Management Server IP/Name.
  3. Specify the user name and password of the management server administrator on prompt.
  4. In the Machine’s registration address, select how the machine will be registered on the management server: by its name (recommended) or by its IP address.
  5. Click OK and the machine will be registered on the management server.

To disable centralized management, select Stand-alone management.

Machine management