VA Deployment

The ESMC Virtual Appliance (ESMC VA) is available for users who want to run ESET Security Management Center in a virtualized environment. Additionally, the ESMC Virtual Appliance simplifies deployment of ESET Security Management Center and is faster than using the All-in-one installer or component installation packages.

The ESMC VA can be deployed in most virtual environments. It supports native/bare-metal hypervisors (VMware vSphere/ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V) as well as hosted hypervisors that usually run on desktop operating systems (VMware Workstation, VMware Player and Oracle VirtualBox), see Supported hypervisors for a complete list.

This guide describes in detail how to deploy and manage ESMC VA, including its new features:

ESMC Virtual Appliance Management Console - is a simple Text-based user interface (TUI) based around a main menu. The interface will assist you with text commands by asking you to specify values when necessary. Even users who do not have advanced experience with CentOS 7 or other Linux operating systems can use and manage ESMC VA with ease. Some important features include:

oSet static IP address - manually specify the static IP address if your ESMC VA is not assigned an IP address by a DHCP server.

oPull database from other server - if you need to upgrade or migrate your ESMC VA.

oBackup and restore of ESMC database - these features are important for your disaster recovery strategy and are available in case of problems with ESMC VA.

oFactory reset - restores the appliance to a freshly deployed state. This can be useful if you experience issues with ESMC VA. Have a backup of the database ready to avoid losing your data.

Webmin Management Interface - a third-party web-based interface that simplifies the management of a Linux system. It gives you the convenience of managing your ESMC VA remotely from your web browser using an intuitive interface. The most important Webmin modules are described in this document.