Oracle VirtualBox

Deploying ESET PROTECT VA in VirtualBox

We recommend that you use the latest version of VirtualBox. Set the connection for the network adapter on your VM to Bridged, or alternatively NAT.


note

Port forwarding must be configured on your virtual machine for ESET PROTECT to be accessible from the internet (if required).

1.Click File and select Import Appliance.

2.Click Browse, navigate to the protect_appliance.ova file that you downloaded from ESET.com and click Open.

3.Click Next.

4.Review your appliance settings and click Import.

5.Read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) if you agree with it.

6.Once the ESET PROTECT VA is successfully deployed, power it on. The following information will be displayed:

VA_first_time_config

Open your web browser and type the IP address of your newly deployed ESET PROTECT Appliance in the address bar. You can see the IP address listed in the console window (as shown above). It will say "First time appliance configuration needs to be performed. Please connect using a web browser to: https://[IP address]".

The next step is to configure your appliance via the web interface.


important

If you do not have a DHCP server in your network, you will need to Set static IP address for the ESET PROTECT VA via Management console. If there is no IP address assigned, the following information will be displayed; the URL will not contain an IP address.

If no IP address is assigned, the DHCP server may not be able to assign one. Make sure there are free IP addresses in the subnet where the VA is located.

VA_config_no_dhcp