Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is the first comprehensive security solution for virtualized datacenters. The solution protects virtualized Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems, both servers and desktops. While integrated with VMware vShield, the unique architecture of the solution allows it to be leveraged when using any system virtualization offering.
This article provides information on the improvements introduced in Security for Virtualized Environments version 1.2.1 (released on May 29, 2012), the list of known issues and the upgrade procedure.
Version 1.2.1 is a minor update to version 1.2 (it is also referred to as Version 1.2 Update 1). This version delivers only a few minor improvements for VMware vSphere and fixes some of the known issues mentioned in Version 1.2 Release Notes.
New License Exceeded notifications, configurable from the Settings > Notifications page. By configuring this type of notifications, admins can be notified in a timely manner when the ratio between the number of license seats in use and the total number of seats allowed by the license exceeds a specified threshold.
Product documentation, including help files and PDF guides, is now available in German, French and Spanish. Localized documentation is now loaded based on the display language of Security Console.
The following known issues occurring in VMware vSphere environments have been fixed:
Except for the resolved issues, all other known issues mentioned in Version 1.2 Release Notes are still present. Product and corresponding documentation for Citrix and Microsoft environments is still only available in English. There are no other known issues for this release.
For information on upgrading from a version prior to 1.2, refer to this KB article.
To upgrade from version 1.2, follow the information provided hereinafter. You need to upgrade both the SVE appliances and agents.
Upgrade can be performed from Security Console:
The upgrade procedure requires manually updating each installed appliance from the command line interface of each virtual machine.
Upgrade can be performed by following these steps:
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install bitdefender-web-server
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install bitdefender-scan-server
Windows Silent Agent is automatically upgraded during regular update process. Linux Silent Agent must be upgraded by reinstalling it using the new packages available in the upgraded Security Console version. For more information on installing Linux Silent Agent, refer to the Administrator’s Guide.