Hypervisor Introspection (HVI)


The HVI module may be available for your GravityZone solution with a separate license key.

To be able to use HVI on virtual machines from your Xen hosts, you have to perform these steps:


  • XenServer is integrated with GravityZone.

  • XenCenter is installed on your machine.

Install Security Server

To install Security Server on one or several hosts:

  1. Go to the Network page.

  2. Choose Virtual Machines from the views selector.

  3. Browse the Citrix inventory and select the check boxes corresponding to the desired hosts. For a fast selection, you can directly select the root container (Citrix Inventory). You will be able to select hosts individually from the installation wizard.


    You cannot select hosts from different folders.

  4. Click the task.png Tasks button at the upper side of the table and choose Install Security Server from the menu.

    The Security Server Installation window is displayed.

  5. Select the hosts on which you want to install the Security Server instances.

  6. Choose the configuration settings you want to use.


    Using common settings while deploying multiple Security Server instances simultaneously requires the hosts to share the same storage, have their IP addresses assigned by a DHCP server and be part of the same network.

    When choosing to configure each Security Server differently, you will be able to define the settings that you want for each host at the next step of the wizard. The steps described hereinafter apply for the case when Configure each Security Server option is used.

  7. Click Next.


    Depending on the selection previously made, some options described herein may not apply to your situation.

  8. Enter a suggestive name for the Security Server.

  9. Select the container in which you want to include the Security Server from the Container menu.

  10. Select the destination storage.

  11. Choose the disk provisioning type. It is recommended to deploy the appliance using thick disk provisioning.


    If you use thin disk provisioning and the disk space in the datastore runs out, the Security Server will freeze and, consequently, the host will remain unprotected.

  12. Configure the memory and CPU resource allocation based on the VM consolidation ratio on the host. Choose Low, Medium or High to load the recommended resource allocation settings or Manual to configure resource allocation manually.

  13. Set the timezone of the appliance.

  14. Set an administrative password for the Security Server console. Setting an administrative password overrides the default root password ("sve").

  15. Select the network configuration type for the Bitdefender network. The IP address of the Security Server must not change in time, as it is used by Linux agents for communication.

    If you choose DHCP, make sure to configure the DHCP server to reserve an IP address for the appliance.

    If you choose static, you must enter the IP address, subnet mask, gateway and DNS information.

  16. Click Save.

You can view and manage the task in the Network > Tasks page.

Install HVI Supplemental Pack

  1. Go to the Configuration > Update page.

  2. Select the HVI Supplemental Pack in the Components list and click the Download button at the upper side of the table.

  3. Go to the Network page and select Virtual Machines from the views selector.

  4. Select Server from the Views menu in the left pane.

  5. Select one or more Xen hosts from network inventory. You can easily view the available hosts by selecting the option Type > Hosts from the Filters menu.

  6. Click the Tasks button in the right pane and choose Install HVI Supplemental Pack. The installation window opens.

  7. Schedule when the installation task should run. You can choose to run the task immediately after saving the task, or at a specific time. In case installation cannot complete at the specified time, the task automatically repeats according to the recurrence settings. For example, if you select more hosts and one host is not available when the pack is scheduled to install, the task will run again at the specified time.

  8. The host must restart to apply the changes and complete installation. If you want the host to restart unattended, select Automatically reboot host.

  9. Click Save. A confirmation message will appear.

    You can view and manage the task in the Network > Tasks page.