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Manually installing or uninstalling the dvfilter-dsa driver of Deep Security

    • Updated:
    • 24 Oct 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • Deep Security 8.0
    • Deep Security 9.0
    • Deep Security 9.5
    • Platform:
    • VMware ESX - 5.0
    • VMware ESXi 5.0
    • Windows 2003 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 2008 Server R2
    • Windows 2008 Standard 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    • Windows XP SP2 32-bit
Summary

Install or uninstall the dvfilter-dsa driver manually if you are having issues performing it through the management console.

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Manual installation of dvfilter-dsa driver

  1. Download the Deep Security filter driver.
  2. Using SCP, copy the Deep Security filter driver ZIP package to the /var/log/vmware folder of the ESXi host.
  3. Make sure all the virtual machines are powered off or migrated to another ESXi host.
  4. Put the ESXi into maintenance mode.
  5. Access the ESXi using SSH and log in using the root account.
  6. Install the filter driver using the following command:

    # esxcli software vib install --maintenance-mode -d <Filter Driver.zip File>

    Install the filter driver

  7. Reboot the ESXi by typing "reboot".
  8. Exit the ESXi maintenance mode.

After installation, the ESXi will show "Prepared" status on the Deep Security Manager console, and will show the same when you run the following commands:

# esxcli software vib list
# vmkload_mod -l | grep dvfilter

Manual uninstallation of dvfilter-dsa driver

  1. Access ESXi using SSH and log in using the root account.
  2. Run the command below to verify the complete name of the driver. This is usually dvfilter-dsa.

    # esxcli software vib list | grep dvfilter-dsa

  3. Uninstall the dvfilter-dsa driver using the following command:

    # esxcli software vib remove --maintenance-mode -n dvfilter-dsa

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Solution Id:
1095042
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