System requirements to install Symantec Protection Engine on Linux

Article:HOWTO79611  |  Created: 2012-09-27  |  Updated: 2012-09-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO79611
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System requirements to install Symantec Protection Engine on Linux

The following are the minimum system requirements for installing Symantec Protection Engine on Linux:

Operating system

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.5 (32-bit and 64-bit) and later

  • Red Hat Advanced Linux Server 5.5 (32-bit and 64-bit) and later

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 (32-bit and 64-bit) and later

  • Red Hat Advanced Linux Server 6 (32-bit and 64-bit) and later

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Ensure that your operating system has the latest service patches available.

Processor

Intel or AMD Server Grade Single Processor Quad Core systems or higher

Memory

4 GB of RAM or higher

Disk space

5 GB of hard disk space

10 GB of hard disk space for using URL Filtering feature

Hardware

  • Network interface card (NIC) running TCP/IP with a static IP address

  • Internet connection to update definitions

  • 100 Mbps Ethernet link (1 Gbps recommended)

Software

  • Ensure that the following packages are installed:

    • GNU sharutils-4.6.1-2 or later

      Use this package to expand the Rapid Release packages.

    • 32-bit GNU libuuid-2.17.2-6 or later

    • ncompress-4.2.4-44 or later

      Use this package to expand the Rapid Release packages.

    • GNU C Library (glibc)

    • Initscripts

      This package is required for Red Hat Linux only.

    • aaa_base package

      This package is required for SUSE only.

    • 32 bit libstdc++ library package

  • J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 5.0 (update 13 or later), JRE 6.0 (update 21 or later), or JRE 7.0 (update 03 or later)

    It is recommended to use JRE 7.0 (update 03 or later).

    Install the JRE using Red Hat Package Manager (RPM). Ensure that you note the installation location. You must provide the location of the JRE if the installer is unable to detect it.

    Note:

    Symantec Protection Engine supports only 32-bit versions of Java Runtime Environment. Symantec Protection Engine cannot be installed with 64-bit JRE versions.

  • One of the following Web browsers to access the Symantec Protection Engine console:

    • Mozilla Firefox 10 or later

      Use Mozilla Firefox to access the Symantec Protection Engine console from a Solaris or Linux client computer.

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later

      Use Microsoft Internet Explorer to access the Symantec Protection Engine console from a Windows client computer.

    The Web browser is only required for Web-based administration. You must install the Web browser on a computer from which you want to access the Symantec Protection Engine console. The computer must have access to the server on which Symantec Protection Engine runs.

Note:

If any of the above package binary is already present on the computer and if the installer is still unable to find it, you can add the path to the binary in LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

See About installing Symantec Protection Engine.


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