Configuring the Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance installation settings file

Article:HOWTO81082  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81082
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Configuring the Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance installation settings file

You must configure the SVA_InstallSettings.xml file before you can install the Security Virtual Appliance. This file is located in the Virtualization\SecurityVirtualAppliance folder of the extracted Tools installation file.

Note:

For convenience, copy the SVA_InstallSettings.xml file and Symantec_SVA_Install.jar file to the same local directory as the .ova file and sylink.xml file.

Note:

All settings are mandatory for installation unless explicitly marked as optional.

Table: Security Virtual Appliance installation file settings

Setting

Description

VMware vCenter information

  • IP address

  • User name

  • Password

Set the VMware vCenter IP address, user name, and password for the Security Virtual Appliance installation.

<vCenter>
     <ip_address>192.168.x.x</ip_address>
        <username>username</username>
    <!--
        <password>password</password>
    -->
</vCenter>

Note:

vCenter Administrator user name and password are required to install the Security Virtual Appliance. If you do not configure the password in this settings file, then the installation prompts you for the password.

Note that to install or uninstall the Security Virtual Appliance, the vCenter Administrator account that you use must have permissions in the following privilege categories:

  • Datastore (All privileges)

  • Network (All privileges)

  • vApp (All privileges)

  • Virtual Machine (All privileges)

  • Global > Cancel Task

You cannot set these permissions from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance installation settings file.

VMware vShield Manager information

  • IP address

  • User name

  • Password

Set the VMware vShield Manager IP address, user name, and password for the Security Virtual Appliance installation.

Note:

vShield Administrator credentials are required to install the Security Virtual Appliance. If you do not configure the password in this settings file, then the installation prompts you for the password.

<vShield>
    	 <ip_address>192.168.x.y</ip_address>
        <username>admin</username>
    <!--
        <password>default</password>
    -->
</vShield>

Installation settings

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance OVA file location

  • ESXi host IP address

  • sylink_xml file location

  • Datastore prompt

Provide the information that guides the Security Virtual Appliance installation:

  • The installation package is the Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance .ova file that you downloaded from FileConnect at https://symantec.flexnetoperations.com/.

    See What do I need to do to install a Security Virtual Appliance?.

  • The sylink.xml file contains the client group communication settings that you exported from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

    The default name of the communications file that you exported from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager is group name_sylink.xml. Be sure to change the <sylink_xml> pathname in the SVA_InstallSettings.xml file to match your exported file name.

    See Exporting the client-server communications file (Sylink.xml) manually.

You can change the datastore prompt to zero if you want to install automatically on the first datastore for the ESXi host.

<Installation>  	 
	    <location_of_package>path to OVA file</location_of_package>
	    <esx_ip_address>192.168.x.z</esx_ip_address>
	    <sylink_xml>./sylink.xml</sylink_xml>
	    <datastore_prompt>1</datastore_prompt>
 </Installation>

For example, if you renamed the files to sva.ova and svasylink.xml and saved them to C:\temp, you would type:

<Installation>  	 
	    <location_of_package>c:/temp/sva.ova</location_of_package>
	    <esx_ip_address>192.168.x.z</esx_ip_address>
	    <sylink_xml>c:/temp/svasylink.xml</sylink_xml>
	    <datastore_prompt>1</datastore_prompt>
 </Installation>

Security Virtual Appliance information

  • SVA host name

  • SVA admin password

  • SVA network settings

    (Optional)

    • IP address

    • Gateway

    • Subnet

    • DNS

Set the Security Virtual Appliance host name. The host name must be unique within the vCenter. The host name is limited to alphanumeric characters and the hyphen character.

The login account name for the Security Virtual Appliance is admin.

Note:

If you do not configure the admin account password in this settings file, then the installation prompts you for the password.

Optionally, you can configure the Security Virtual Appliance network settings. By default the network settings are commented out and installation defaults to use DHCP. You are not required to use network settings to install a Security Virtual Appliance.

Note:

If you want to specify one of the Security Virtual Appliance network settings, you must uncomment and specify all four of them. If you specify only one to three of the network settings, the installation fails.

<sva>
    
	    <hostname>Symantec-SVA</hostname>

     <admin_password>symantec</admin_password>

<!--
	    <ip_address>192.168.x.w</ip_address>
    	<gateway>192.168.x.v</gateway>
    	<subnet>255.255.255.0</subnet>
    	<dns>192.168.x.u</dns>
-->
</sva>

See Installing a Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance.

See What do I need to do to install a Security Virtual Appliance?.


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