Step-by-step ESET PROTECT Server installation on Linux

In this installation scenario we will simulate the step-by-step installation of ESET PROTECT Server and ESET PROTECT Web Console. We will simulate installation using MySQL.


Installation instructions for selected Linux distributions

You can follow our Knowledgebase articles with distribution-specific instructions:

CentOS 7

Debian 10

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)

Before installation

1.Verify that the database server is present in your network and make sure you have access to it on your local/remote server. If a database server is not installed, install and configure a new one.

2.Download ESET PROTECT Linux standalone components (Agent, Server, Web Console). You can find these installation files in the ESET PROTECT Standalone Installers category available on the ESET website.

Installation process

You must be able to use the sudo command or install under root privileges to complete the installation.

1.Install required packages for ESET PROTECT Server.

2.Configure the connection to MySQL server, as shown in the MySQL configuration topic.

3.Verify the configuration of the MySQL ODBC driver. See ODBC installation and configuration) for more information.

4.Customize the installation parameters and execute the ESET PROTECT Server installation. See Server installation - Linux for more information.

5.Install the required Java and Tomcat packages and install the ESET PROTECT Web Console as shown in the ESET PROTECT Web Console installation topic. If you experience problems with the HTTPS connection to the ESET PROTECT Web Console, see our article on HTTPS/SSL connection set up.

6.Install ESET Management Agent on the server machine.


ESET recommends that you delete commands containing sensitive data (for example, a password) from the command line history:

1.Run history to see the list of all commands in the history.

2.Run history -d line_number (specify the line number of the command). Alternatively, run history -c to delete the entire command line history.