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VMWare EPSEC 2.0 Driver

Created: 31 Jan 2013 • Updated: 06 Feb 2013 | 7 comments
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We currently implementing VMWare vShield Endpoint Protection along with SEPM 12 and ESXi 4.1. We have most of the envrionment set up, but there is one step we cannot figure out how to do. On page 672 of the SEP 12.1.2 Installation and Administration Guide, it says to install the EPSEC driver onto each guest VM. How exactly can this be done? It offers no further directions and I am unable to find any. How does one download these files to install on the GVMs? Any direction would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

Jeff Brown

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.Brian's picture

See if this helps:

VMware software requirements for the Guest Virtual Machines

Article:HOWTO81122  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81122

 

Says it needs to be installed on GVMs

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jeffbrownOFMQ's picture

Yes, that is the same info found in the document. But HOW do you install it? Where are the driver's files to copy to the VM and install? This is what I am missing.

jeffbrownOFMQ's picture

I will add that we are using vShield Manager 5.0.2 with vCenter 4.1.0.

bjohn's picture

I believe when you install VMware tools, you select custom install and select the drivers.

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sandra.g's picture

Yes, the HOWTO suggests this as well:

The EPSEC 2.0 driver must be installed on all GVMs.

On GVMs hosted by ESX 4.1 with Patch ESX410-201107001 applied, download the EPSEC driver locally and execute the installer on the virtual machine

On GVMs hosted by ESXi 5.0 Update 1, do one of the following:

  • Download the EPSEC driver locally and execute the installer on the virtual machine or

  • Use the VMware Tools installer to install the EPSEC driver.

Note:

Perform a custom install and select vShield drivers under VMware device drivers/VMCI drivers, or perform a complete install.

sandra

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sandra.g's picture

Since it's VMWare software, this is likely something included with the VMWare download or covered in their documentation.

Out of curiosity, I went poking around on the VMWare site. The vShield Quick Start Guide (which I found here via their release notes) talks in the section about installing vShield Endpoint by installing the "Thin Agent on the Guest Virtual Machine". It then says, "The installation package is located at the same VMware customer site where you downloaded vShield Manager." They give the name of the package as "VMware-vShield-Endpoint-Driver-1.0.0-<build number>.x86-*.msi". I would guess you'd find 2.0 in a similar way.

Hope this helps,

sandra

 

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jeffbrownOFMQ's picture

Sorry for the no follow up, been off work and then in training. Turns out that yes, the EPSEC 2.0 driver is in the VMWare Tools for version 5. We didn't follow this path initially because we are not at veersion 5 for vCenter and our ESXi hosts. In the support article posted by Brian81 is a little ambiguous, at least in my opinion. Thank you everyone for chiming in.