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ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance

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

The ESET PROTECT 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 ESET PROTECT VA, including its new features:

ESET PROTECT 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 ESET PROTECT VA with ease. Some important features include:

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

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

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

oFactory reset - restores the appliance to a freshly deployed state. This can be useful if you experience issues with ESET PROTECT 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 ESET PROTECT VA remotely from your web browser using an intuitive interface. The most important Webmin modules are described in this document.