Q. Phil C. wrote: Can you join a virtual appliance to an existing management zone (with a Windows ZCM server), or, alternatively, can you upgrade/migrate a ZCM server (on Windows) to an appliance using the "manual steps" procedure?
A. For the first question, the answer is yes. Check here in the documentation for details.
Your alternative will also work. Just follow the instructions here in the documentation.
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