Download ERA Virtual Appliance

The ERA Virtual Appliance comes as an OVA (Open Virtualization Appliance) file. It is available from the download section. The appliance is available in two forms, era_appliance.ova and era_vagenthost.ova.

If you are deploying your VA on Microsoft Hyper -V, use the file instead of the OVA file.

era_appliance.ova - contains multiple ERA Appliance types. Deploy this file and choose which type of appliance you want to run. You can choose from the following appliance types:
ERA Server - An ERA Server that will run on a dedicated VM. Also includes Rogue Detection Sensor.
ERA Proxy - An ERA Proxy component that will run on a dedicated VM. Intended for distant/remote locations and laptops that connect to your network from outside. To use this type of appliance, ERA Proxy should be exposed to the external network (for example, located within a DMZ), and connected to your ERA Server. This ERA VA also contains Rogue Detection Sensor.
ERA MDM - The mobile device management component only. If you do not want to expose your ERA Server, you can make the ERA MDM VM accessible from the Internet in order to manage mobile devices.

era_vagenthost.ova - is basically a standalone ERA VAgentHost Appliance. The only difference relative to the ERA VAgentHost Virtual Appliance type mentioned above is that this configuration includes a wizard style deployment process for use on vSphere/ESXi, provided that you are connected to vCenter Server and not directly to an ESXi server.

The OVA file is a template that contains a functional CentOS 7 operating system. To deploy the ERA VA OVA file, follow the instructions for your hypervisor. When using era_appliance.ova, you can choose which ERA Appliance type you want your VM to run following deployment. When you have selected the type, you can start configuring your ERA Virtual Appliance. After you deploy the .ova file, select the appliance type and configure settings for your VA. The VA is a complete environment with ESET Remote Administrator (or one of its components).

Before you begin deployment, make sure that all Requirements are met.

Once you finish the deployment and configuration process, you can connect to the ERA Server using the ERA Web Console and start using ESET Remote Administrator.


ESET provides the ERA Virtual Appliances, however ESET is not responsible for support and maintenance of your OS or OS components. ERA Virtual Appliances are designed to simplify usage and deployment, and come with a publicly available operating system that includes non-ESET components. Managing and updating these components is the sole responsibility of the user of ERA Virtual Appliance. We recommend that you regularly update the operating system to prevent security issues.