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GravityZone virtual appliance

Supported formats and virtualization platforms

GravityZone is delivered as a virtual appliance (VA). It is available in the following formats, which support most common virtualization platforms:

  • OVA (compatible with VMware vSphere, View, VMware Player)

  • XVA (compatible with Citrix XenServer, XenDesktop, VDI-in-a-Box)

  • VHD (compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V)

  • VMDK (compatible with Nutanix Prism)

  • OVF (compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization)*

  • OVF (compatible with Oracle VM)*

  • RAW (compatible with Kernel-based Virtual Machine or KVM)*

*OVF and RAW packages are archived in tar.bz2 format.

For Oracle VM VirtualBox platform compatibility, refer to this section.Installing GravityZone

Support for other formats and virtualization platforms may be provided on request.

Hardware

The hardware requirements of GravityZone virtual appliance vary with the size of your network and with the deployment architecture you choose. For networks up to 3000 endpoints, you can choose to install all GravityZone roles on a single appliance, while for bigger networks, you need to consider distributing the roles among several appliances. The resources required by the appliance depend on the roles you install on it and whether or not you use Replica Set.

Note

Replica Set is a MongoDB feature that maintains replication of the database, and ensures redundancy and high availability of the stored data. For more details, refer to MongoDB documentation and Managing the GravityZone Appliance.

Bitdefender HVI also requests a significant amount of resources. If you use this service, please check out the tables with specific data. For complete requirements of the service, refer to HVI.

If using Application Control, refer to the Application Control section.

Important

The measurements are a result of Bitdefender internal tests on a basic GravityZone configuration and regular usage. Results may vary upon the network configuration, installed software, number of generated events, etc. For custom scalability metrics, please contact Bitdefender.

vCPU

The following table informs you of the number of vCPU each role of the virtual appliance requests.

Each vCPU must be of minimum 2GHz.

Business Security, Advanced Business Security & Enterprise

Component

Number of endpoints (up to)

250

500

1000

3000

5000

10000

25000

50000

GravityZone basic features

Update Server*

8

12

14

16

4

4

6

8

Web Console**

6

10

12

12

Communication Server

6

10

12

18

Database***

6

6

9

12

Total

8

12

14

16

22

30

39

50

GravityZone with Bitdefender HVI

Update Server*

8

4

4

4

4

4

6

8

Web Console**

6

8

8

10

10

12

12

Communication Server

6

8

8

10

10

16

20

Database***

6

6

6

6

6

9

12

Total

8

22

26

26

30

30

43

52

Elite & Ultra

Component

Number of Endpoints (up to)

250

500

1000

3000

5000

10000

25000

50000

GravityZone basic features

Update Server*

10

14

16

18

4

4

6

8

Web Console**

6

10

12

12

Communication Server

6

10

12

18

Database***

6

6

9

12

Incidents Server

4

4

6

6

Total

10

14

16

18

26

34

45

56

GravityZone with Bitdefender HVI

Update Server*

10

4

4

4

4

4

6

8

Web Console**

6

8

8

10

10

12

12

Communication Server

6

8

8

10

10

16

20

Database***

6

6

6

6

6

9

12

Incidents Server

2

2

2

4

4

6

6

Total

10

24

28

28

34

34

49

58

* Recommended when no Relays are deployed.

** For each active integration, add one vCPU on the virtual appliance with Web Console role.

*** In case of distributed installation of roles, along with Replica Set: for each additional Database instance, add the specified number to the total amount.

RAM (BG)
Business Security, Advanced Business Security & Enterprise

Component

Number of Endpoints (up to)

250

500

1000

3000

5000

10000

25000

50000

GravityZone basic features

Update Server

16

16

18

20

2

2

3

3

Web Console*

8

8

12

16

Communication Server

6

12

12

16

Database**

8

10

12

12

Total

16

16

18

20

24

32

39

47

GravityZone with Bitdefender HVI

Update Server

16

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

Web Console*

8

10

10

10

10

12

16

Communication Server

8

10

10

12

12

16

20

Database**

8

8

8

8

12

12

12

Total

16

26

30

30

32

36

43

51

Elite & Ultra

Component

Number of endpoints (up to)

250

500

1000

3000

5000

10000

25000

50000

GravityZone basic features

Update Server

18

18

20

22

2

2

3

3

Web Console*

8

8

12

16

Communication Server

6

12

12

16

Database**

8

10

12

12

Incidents Sensor

2

2

4

4

Total

18

18

20

22

26

34

43

51

GravityZone with Bitdefender HVI

Update Server

18

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

Web Console*

8

10

10

10

10

12

16

Communication Server

8

10

10

12

12

16

20

Database**

8

8

8

8

12

12

12

Incidents Sensor

2

2

2

2

2

4

4

Total

18

28

32

32

36

40

47

55

* For each active integration, add one GB RAM on the virtual appliance with Web Console role.

** In case of distributed installation of roles, along with Replica Set: for each additional Database instance, add the specified number to the total amount.

Free Disk Space (GB)
Business Security, Advanced Business Security & Enterprise

Component

Number of endpoints (up to)

250

250*

500

1000

3000

5000

10000

25000

50000

GravityZone basic features

Update Server

120

160

160

200

200

80

80

80

80

Web Console

80

80

80

80

Communication Server

80

80

80

80

Database**

80

120

200

500

Total

120

160

160

200

200

320

360

440

740

GravityZone with Bitdefender HVI

Update Server

120

160

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

Web Console

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

Communication Server

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

Database**

80

80

100

100

160

300

700

Total

120

160

320

320

340

340

400

540

940

Elite & Ultra

Component

Number of endpoints (up to)

250

250*

500

1000

3000

5000

10000

25000

50000

GravityZone basic features

Update Server

150

160

190

230

230

80

80

80

80

Web Console

80

80

80

80

Communication Server

80

80

80

80

Database**

110

150

230

530

Total

150

190

190

230

230

350

390

470

770

GravityZone with Bitdefender HVI

Update Server

150

190

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

Web Console

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

Communication Server

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

Database**

110

110

130

130

190

330

730

Total

150

190

350

350

370

370

430

570

970

Important

It is highly recommended to use Solid-state drives (SSDs).

* Additional SSD space required when choosing the automatic installation, because it also installs the Security Server. After installation is complete, you can uninstall the Security Server to free disk space.

** In case of distributed installation of roles, along with Replica Set: for each additional Database instance, add the specified number to the total amount.

Application Control

Counting on the number of endpoints using Application Control, GravityZone has specific hardware and deployment requirements.

Number of endpoints

Minimum recommended GravityZone configuration

<500

All roles installed on one appliance

500 - 2999

Distributed environment, one role per each appliance

3000 - 4999

Distributed environment:

  • 3 x Database Server role

  • 2 x Communication Server role

  • 1 x Web Console role

  • 1 x Update Server role

5000 - 9999

Distributed environment:

  • 3 x Database Server role

  • 2 x Communication Server role

  • 1 x Web Console role

  • 1 x Update Server role

10000 - 24999

Distributed environment:

  • 3 x Database Server role

  • 2 x Communication Server role

  • 2 x Web Console role

  • 1 x Update Server role

25000 - 49999

Distributed environment:

  • 3 x Database Server role

  • 2 x Communication Server role

  • 2 x Web Console role

  • 1 x Update Server role

50000 <

Distributed environment:

  • 3 x Database Server configured in replica set with at least 3 members

  • 2 x Communication Server role

  • 2 x Web Console role

  • 1 x Update Server role

If you have endpoints with a high volume of installed applications, meaning high volatility in the entire infrastructure, consider the next level of specifications to make sure that everything works as intended.

For distributed environments, each role should have this minimum hardware configuration:

  • 4 x vCPUs

  • 8 GB of RAM

  • 120 GB thin provisioned SDD storage

Internet connection

The GravityZone appliance requires Internet access.