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

Article:HOWTO81110  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-07-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81110
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What do I need to do to install a Security Virtual Appliance?

A vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache runs in a Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance. You must install the appliance so that Windows-based Guest Virtual Machines (GVMs) can use VMware vShield Endpoint to access the Shared Insight Cache.

Note:

Symantec supports the use of the Security Virtual Appliance only in VMware ESX/ESXi infrastructures.

Table: Tasks that you need to perform to install a Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance

Step

Task

Step 1

Install and configure the prerequisite VMware software that you need.

See VMware software requirements to install a Symantec Security Virtual Appliance.

For information about how to install and configure VMware software, refer to your VMware documentation.

Step 2

In Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, export the communication settings file from the client group that you plan to use for your Guest Virtual Machines (GVMs). You must have this file to install the Security Virtual Appliance.

See Exporting the client-server communications file manually.

Step 3

Update the installation settings file with the information that the installation executable requires to install the Security Virtual Appliance on the ESXi host.

See Configuring the Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance installation settings file.

Step 4

Install the Security Virtual Appliance on the ESX/ESXi host.

See Installing a Symantec Endpoint Protection Security Virtual Appliance.

After you install a Security Virtual Appliance, you can enable a vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache for your GVMs to use.

See What do I need to do to use a vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache?.




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