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System Requirements for GravityZone Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE)

Bitdefender GravityZone provides full visibility into organizations’ overall security posture, global security threats, and control over its security services that protect virtual or physical desktops, servers and mobile devices. All Bitdefender’s Enterprise Security solutions are managed within the GravityZone through a single console, Control Center, that provides control, reporting, and alerting services for various roles within the organization.

This article provide information about the GravityZone Security for Virtual Environments (SVE) system requirements.

Installation requirements

Supported Virtualization Platforms

Security for Virtualized Environments provides out-of-the-box support for the following virtualization platforms:

  • VMware vSphere 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1 with VMware vCenter Server 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1;
  • VMware View 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 5.0;
  • VMware Workstation 8.0.6, 9.x, 10.x, 11.x;
  • VMware Player 5.x, 6.x, 7.x;
  • Citrix XenServer 6.2, 6.0, 5.6 or 5.5 (including Xen Hypervisor);
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.5, 5.5 or 5.0 (including Xen Hypervisor);
  • Citrix VDI-in-a-Box 5.x;
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 (including Hyper-V Hypervisor);
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 (including KVM Hypervisor);
  • Oracle VM 3.0.

Integration with VMware vShield Endpoint Requirements

Security for Virtualized Environments provides out-of-the-box support for the following virtualization platforms:

  • ESXi 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0 (build 474610 or higher), 4.1 (build 433742 or higher);
  • vCenter Server 6.0, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1;
  • vCloud Networking and Security 5.5.4, 5.5.3, 5.5.2, 5.5.1;
  • vShield Manager 5.5, 5.1, 5.0;
  • vShield Endpoint installed by vShield Manager on the host/hosts protected by Security for Virtualized Environments;
  • VMware Tools 8.6.0 build 446312 or higher installed on the protected virtual machines in the complete mode.

Supported Virtualization Management Tools

Control Center currently integrates with the following virtualization management tools:

  • VMware vCenter Server;
  • Citrix XenServer.

To set up integration, you must provide the username and password of an administrator.

Security Server Requirements

Memory and CPU resource allocation forthe Security Server depends on the number and type of VMs running on the host. The following table lists the recommended resources to be allocated:

  • 1-50 VMs -> 2 GB RAM and 2 CPUs;
  • 51-100 VMs -> 2 GB RAM and 4 CPUs;
  • 101-200 VMs -> 4 GB RAM and 6 CPUs.

Other requirements depend on whether or not the appliance integrates with VMware vShield Endpoint:

In VMware environments with vShield Endpoint:

  • Security Server must be installed on each ESXi host to be protected;
  • You must provision 80 GB disk space on each host.

In other environments:

  • Although not mandatory, Bitdefender recommends installing Security Server on each physical host for improved performance;
  • You must provision 8 GB disk space on each Security Server host.

Virtual Endpoint Protection Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Workstation Operating Systems:

  • 1 GHz or faster for Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 64 bit and Windows 7 Enterprise (32 and 64 bit);
  • 2 GHz or faster for Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 or higher (32 and 64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32 and 64bit), Windows 8;
  • 800 MHZ or faster for Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, Microsoft Windows POSReady 7, Microsoft Windows POSReady 2009, Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Microsoft Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

Server Operating Systems:

  • Minimum: 2.4 GHz single-core CPU;
  • Recommended: 1.86 GHz or faster Intel Xeon multi-core CPU.

Supported Windows Operating Systems

Desktop Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10 TH2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2 64 bit
  • Windows XP with Service Pack 3

Tablet and embedded operating systems:

  • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry
  • Windows Embedded 8 Standard
  • Windows Embedded Standard 7
  • Windows Embedded Compact 7
  • Windows Embedded POSReady 7
  • Windows Embedded Enterprise 7
  • Windows Embedded POSReady 2009
  • Windows Embedded Standard 2009
  • Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 2
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Server operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2012(4) / Windows Server 2012 R2(2)
  • Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 / Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011
  • Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008
  • Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003
  • Windows Home Server

Supported Linux Operating Systems

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux / CentOS 5.6 or higher;
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or higher;
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 or higher;
  • OpenSUSE 11 or higher;
  • Fedora 15 or higher;
  • Debian 5.0 or higher;
  • Oracle Solaris 11, 10 (only in VMware vShield environments).

Requirements and footprint for systems integrated in VMware environments with vShield Endpoint:

  • Windows -> 6 - 16* MB of RAM (10 MB for the GUI) and 24 MB of disk space;
  • Linux -> 9 - 10 MB of RAM and 10-11 MB of disk space.

*5 MB when the Silent Mode option is enabled and 10 MB when it is disabled. When Silent Mode is enabled, Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools graphical user interface (GUI) is notloaded automatically at system startup,freeing up associated resources.

For more in dept information, refer to the GravityZone Installation Guide.

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