vShield Manager & vShield Endpoint

The vShield Manager is a network management component of vShield installed on ESXi host in your virtual environment. vShield Endpoint is the integrated AV client used by vShield.

Installation of vShield Manager

1.Go to Vmware web page and log in then continue to VMware download page.

2.Go to  and download the ISO image for ESXi host.

3.Use the vSphere Web Client to log in to your vCenter Server, select Host and Clusters > right-click the host and select Deploy OVF Template from the context menu or use vSphere Client to log in to your vCenter Server and select File > Deploy OVF Template.

4.The wizard will guide you through the deployment.

5.Browse to a location where the source OVF file is stored. After validation select Accept extra configuration options and accept license agreements.

6.Specify a name for the deployed template.

7.Select the location to run the deployed template.

8.Select the Thin Provision disk format.

9.Check the network setup.

10. Enter and confirm the password for CLI admin for this virtual machine.

11. Enter and confirm the password for CLI privilege mode for this virtual machine.

12. Select Power on after deployment and click Finish.

 

Configuring the vShield Manager

1.If you do not have DHCP Server, you will need to configure network setting for vShield Manager. You can do that by following these steps:

a)Navigate to Summary > Launch Remote Console.

b)Log in (default username is admin and password default).

c)When you see "manager >" type enable and enter password. Then type setup and follow instructions for entering IP address, mask, default gateway, primary and secondary DNS server. Then save the configuration.

2.Open the vShield Manager web interface in your browser (type the IP address) and log in (default username is admin and password is default). We recommend to change the password immediately after login.

3.In a Configuration tab under Settings & Reports (Host & Clusters view) specify the IP address or the hostname of the NTP server of your company.

4.Go back to your vSphere Web Client and go to Actions (above the Summary tab) > Power, select and confirm the Restart Guest OS option from the context menu.

5.It is best practise not ti use main administrator account, but create another account with administrator right and use that to register with vShield. You can do that by following these steps.

a)Go to vSphere Web Client > Navigator object > Administration and click Users and Groups under Single Sign-On, then add a new user by clicking plus button and enter username and password.

b)In Home section choose vCenter Inventory Lists and click vCenter Servers under Resources.

c)Right-click selected vCenter Server and choose Add Permission for this account.

d)Enable Administrator rights for that account.

6.Go back to vShield Manager web interface and log in.

7.In a Configuration tab under Settings & Reports (Host & Clusters view) click Edit next to the Lookup Service.

a)Enable Configure lookup service checkbox.

b)Enter Hostname or IP address of vCenter Server.

c)For vSphere 5.5 enter port 7444, for vSphere 6+ enter port 443.

d)Use your exact vCenter login credentials under SSO Administrator Username and Password.

8.Go back to your vShield Manager web interface and log in.

9.In a Configuration tab under Settings & Reports (Host & CLusters view) click Edit next to the vCenter Server, specify the hostname and enter the newly created or administrator credentials.

 

Installation of vShield Endpoint

1.Under Datacenters (Host & Clusters view), click plus button until you see hosts in cluster and select the host where you want to install vShield Endpoint and then navigate to the Summary tab and click Install.

2.Confirm by clicking Install in the upper-right corner of the window.

3.Repeat the steps 1 and 2 for every ESXi host.