Adding MediaAgent Role

You can turn an inactive MediaAgent into an active MediaAgent enabling the Add MediaAgent Role option. When you enable this option, a license is consumed and the MediaAgent becomes active.

Active MediaAgents consume a license, while inactive MediaAgents have the MediaAgent package installed, but have not yet consumed a license.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Servers.

    The Servers page appears.

  2. For the server that you want to add MediaAgent role, in the Actions column, click the action button Adding MediaAgent Role (1), and then select Add MediaAgent Role.


    The Add MediaAgent Role option will be displayed only when you select an inactive MediaAgent.