What files or directories need to be excluded from anti-virus scans in CAPM?

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Article ID: 185479

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CA Infrastructure Management CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps

Issue/Introduction

We are required by internal rules to run anti-virus on all systems.

Are there any requirements for exclusion of files or directories if we are running anti-virus software on the CAPM host servers?

Cause

Because the database and catalog files are in use when Vertica is running, an anti-virus scan could lock a file or cause resource contention when Vertica needs to write to that file.

Environment

All supported releases

Component : IM Reporting / Admin / Configuration

Resolution

1. On the Data Repository systems:
Please exclude the following directories from any anti-virus scans when vertica is running:

/opt/vertica

The data directory

The catalog directory

Note: the paths for data and catalog can be found in the drinstall.properties file used for the install

E.G.

# Location of Vertica's data directory

DbDataDir=/data

# Location of Vertica's catalog directory

DbCatalogDir=/catalog

2. On the CAPC console host:

the MySql directory:


/opt/CA/MySql 

3. On the DA host

Exclude the installation directory, the backup directory, and all subdirectories from antivirus scans.

Ex: /opt/IMDataAggregator

 

4. On the DC host

Exclude the installation directory and all subdirectories from antivirus scans.

Ex: /opt/CA/IMDataCollector

 

Additional Information

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/performance-management/20-2/review-installation-requirements-and-considerations.html