Installing Bitdefender Enterprise Manager 2.5

Bitdefender Enterprise Manager (BDEM) is a network administration system composed of a suite of enterprise management components, an antivirus server add-on and a Windows remote administration server add-on. In addition, other Bitdefender antivirus server products can be integrated into the BDEM system for remote management.

The enterprise management components include Bitdefender Enterprise Server, Bitdefender Update Server, Bitdefender Management Console, Bitdefender Deployment Tool, and Bitdefender Local Manager. Installing the enterprise management components creates the infrastructure for a Bitdefender Enterprise Manager administered network.

The antivirus server add-on is available in two editions, Standard and Professional, and contains a client antivirus installation kit together with related task templates for remote management. Bitdefender WMI Scripts Server Add-on implements tasks based on Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), allowing the system administrator to obtain critical information for each network station.

In the following document Bitdefender Enterprise Manager will designate only the enterprise management components. The add-ons will be referred as Bitdefender Antivirus Server Add-on and Bitdefender WMI Server Add-on.

The enterprise management components and the server add-ons are released as separate installation kits. Thus, a typical distribution kit contains three installation kits in a single zip archive: Bitdefender Enterprise Manager, a Bitdefender Antivirus Server Add-on, and Bitdefender WMI Server Add-on.

A Bitdefender Enterprise Manager system initial implementation or upgrade will include these steps:

  1. Install Bitdefender Enteprise Manager.

    Bitdefender Enterprise Manager is a flexible solution. Various levels of network load optimization can be achieved by installing its components on separate computers. The computers running Bitdefender Enterprise Server and Bitdefender Update Server components should be always available in the network and use Windows NT-based operating systems.

    For further references, Bitdefender Enterprise server (BDServer) will designate the computer running Bitdefender Enterprise Server component. With respect to it, any other network computer running Bitdefender Local Manager component will be considered a Bitdefender Enterprise client.

    Following is a short description of the most usual Bitdefender Enterprise Manager implementation scenarios. For more complex implementations the three models can be mixed.

    1. Locally administered Bitdefender Enterprise server.

      This scenario applies to servers with Internet connectivity administered locally or remotely using Terminal Services. To achieve this, perform a complete installation of Bitdefender Enterprise Manager. In this scenario all the management load is located on a single computer and is recommended for small networks or subnets. For troubleshooting purposes it is recommended to perform complete installations on all Bitdefender Enterprise servers.

    2. Remotely administered Bitdefender Enterprise server.

      This scenario applies to remotely administered servers with Internet connectivity. For this, install Bitdefender Enterprise Server and Bitdefender Update Server on a computer with Internet access, and use Bitdefender Enterprise Management Console and Bitdefender Deployment Tool from a network workstation. Apart from the remote management, this scenario is similar to the first in terms of network load.

    3. Bitdefender Enterprise server with restricted Internet connectivity.

      This scenario applies to servers with restricted Internet connectivity. All Bitdefender Enterprise Manager components except Bitdefender Update Server are installed on BDServer. Bitdefender Update Server is installed on a local network computer with Internet connectivity, for example an Internet gateway. This scenario allows creating multiple Bitdefender Update servers for network load optimization.

    For more information see:
    Installing the Bitdefender Enterprise Manager 2.5 infrastructure components

    The last component, Bitdefender Local Manager (BDLM), is a communication component installed automatically with any other Bitdefender Enterprise Manager component. In order to become a Bitdefender Enterprise client, a workstation must have installed Bitdefender Local Manager. To install BDLM on other network computers use Bitdefender Deployment Tool.

    For more information see:
    Deploying Bitdefender Local Manager on a Local Network

  2. Install the Bitdefender Antivirus Server Add-on.

    Bitdefender Antivirus Server Add-on can be installed exclusively on a Bitdefender Enterprise server. The server add-on provides a client antivirus installation kit together with related task templates for remote management. Once installed, the tasks templates become visible in the Bitdefender Enterprise Management Console.

    For more information see:
    Installing the Bitdefender Enterprise Manager 2.5 antivirus add-on

    For deploying the client antivirus to the workstations use Bitdefender Enterprise Management Console.

    For more information see:
    Installing Bitdefender Enterprise Manager 2.5 Client Antivirus

  3. Install Bitdefender WMI Server Add-on.

    Bitdefender WMI Scripts Server Add-on implements tasks based on WMI. These tasks can be executed across a Bitdefender Enterprise Manager network.

    For more information see:
    Installing the Bitdefender Enterprise Manager 2.5 WMI add-on

  4. Integrate other Bitdefender antivirus server products.

    Other Bitdefender antivirus server products can be integrated into Bitdefender Enterprise Manager network for remote management.

    For more information see:
    How to Integrate Bitdefender for File Server
    How to Integrate Bitdefender for Microsoft Exchange 2003
    How to Integrate Bitdefender for Microsoft Exchange 2000
    How to Integrate Bitdefender for Microsoft Exchange 5.5
    How to Integrate Bitdefender for SMTP Mail Server
    How to Integrate Bitdefender for Microsoft ISA Server


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