System Requirements

ESET Virtualization Security is a preconfigured virtual machine running on a Linux distribution (CentOS). ESET Virtualization Security must be installed on each ESXi host that is running virtual machines to be protected.

Prerequisities

Before installing ESET Virtualization Security, make sure your system meets the following prerequisities:

1.VMware vCenter and VMware vShield deployed according to instructions provided by VMware
2.vShield auditor present with username, password and vShield IP address (recommended)
3.ESET Remote Administrator Virtual Appliance 6.3 or higher deployed (one per environment) or installed on a dedicated machine
4.ESET Remote Administrator Virtual Agent host installed (one per environment)
5.ESET Virtualization Security installed on each ESXi host or installed via deployment tool
6.VMware Tools installed (on each protected virtual machine/guest)

The following infrastructure configuration is required to install ESET Virtualization Security:

VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6.0 (vCenter Single Sign-On, vSphere Client/Web Client, vCenter Server, vCenter Inventory Service)
VMware vShield Manager 5.5.4
VMware vShield Endpoint 5.1.0

 

VMware is available as a pre-configured appliance, so all you have to do is deploy it and run the initial configuration.

 

Software requirements for guest virtual machine(s)

Windows Vista (32 bit)
Windows 7 (32 bit)
Windows 7 (64 bit)
Windows XP (32 bit) - SP3 and above
Windows 2003 (32/64 bit) - SP2 and above
Windows 2003 R2 (32/64 bit)
Windows 2008 (32/64 bit)
Windows 2008 R2 (32/64 bit)
Windows 8 (32/64 bit) (vSphere 5.5 only)
Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit) (vSphere 5.5 - ESXi build 1892794 and above)
Windows 2012 (64 bit) (vSphere 5.5 only)
Windows 2012 R2 (64 bit) (vSphere 5.5 - ESXi build 1892794 and above)

 

Recommended hardware configuration for ESXi host

CPU type

64-bit

CPU model

Xeon E5-2690 v3 2.50 GHz

Memory

64 GB

Storage size

local 551 GB, shared 650 GB

Virtual machine hardware configuration

CPU type

64-bit

CPU model

Xeon E5-2690 v3 2.50 GHz

Memory

1 GB

Storage size

shared 20 GB

ESET Virtualization Security minimal hardware requirements

Number of protected VMs

CPU

RAM

1 - 1024

1 core

1 GB

ESET Virtualization Security recommended hardware requirements

Number of protected VMs

CPU

RAM

1 - 63

1 core

1 GB

64 - 127

2 cores

2 GB

128 - 255

4 cores

2 GB

256 - 511

8 cores

2 GB

512 - 1024

16 cores

2 GB