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Download ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance

The ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance is available from the ESET PROTECT On-Prem download page:

The appliance is available as protect_appliance.ova (Open Virtualization Appliance).

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


ESET PROTECT On-Prem Mobile Device Management (MDM) reached the End of Life. This feature is no longer available in the latest VA based on Rocky Linux. We recommend that you migrate to the cloud ESET PROTECT with the Cloud MDM.

The .ova file is a template that contains a functional operating system (CentOS or Rocky Linux—read more). To deploy the ESET PROTECT VA .ova file, follow the instructions for your hypervisor. When using protect_appliance.ova, you can choose which ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance type you want your VM to run following deployment. When you have selected the type, you can start configuring your ESET PROTECT 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 PROTECT On-Prem (or one of its components).

Before you begin deployment, ensure that all prerequisites are met.

When you finish the deployment and configuration process, you can connect to the ESET PROTECT Server using the ESET PROTECT Web Console and start using ESET PROTECT On-Prem.


ESET provides the ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliances, however, ESET is not responsible for support and maintenance of your OS or OS components. ESET PROTECT 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 the ESET PROTECT Virtual Appliance. We recommend that you regularly update the operating system to prevent security issues.