Setting up the VMware environment for DCS: Server

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Article ID: 184478

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Data Center Security Server

Issue/Introduction

You can set up the VMware environment for NSX or vShield, depending on your requirements. Ensure that you have administrator privileges for vCenter, and NSX or vShield.

Resolution

Setting up the VMware environment for NSX

To deploy the Symantec Datacenter Security Service for VMware NSX, which is Virtual Machine Threat Protection, you must set up the VMware environment by installing and configuring the following VMware components:

  • Deploy vCenter security appliance (vCSA)

  • Deploy NSX Manager

  • Register vCenter with NSX Manager

  • Create a data center

  • Create a cluster and add ESXi hosts to the cluster

  • Create a distributed switch and add ESXi hosts to the distributed switch

  • Install host preparation

  • Deploy Guest Introspection service

For more details on setting up the VMware environment, refer to the VMware guide at: http://pubs.vmware.com

Setting up the VMware environment for vShield Manager

To deploy the Symantec Datacenter Security Service for VMware vShield Manager, you must set up the VMware environment by installing and configuring the following VMware components:

  • Deploy vCenter security appliance (vCSA)

  • Deploy vShield Manager

  • Register vCenter with vShield Manager

  • Create a data center

  • Create a cluster and add ESXi hosts to the cluster

  • Install vShield Endpoint Service for each host to be protected

  • Configure VM Agent settings for each host to be protected.

    To configure the VM Agent settings, on the vCenter thick client, select the ESXi host, and go to the Configuration tab > Agent VM settings > Properties and provide the details to configure the agent settings.

See page 39 for further instructions to set up an SVA here.

See Configuring VMware vCenter Server for NSX using UMC.

See Configuring VMware NSX with DCS management server using UMC.