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Installing InterScan Web Security Virtual Appliance (IWSVA) 5.6

    • Updated:
    • 5 Feb 2016
    • Product/Version:
    • InterScan Web Security Virtual Appliance 5.6
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Summary

The IWSVA installation process formats your existing system to install IWSVA. 

The installation procedure is basically the same for the Bare Metal and the VMware ESX and Hyper-V virtual machine platforms. The Bare Metal installation simply boots off of the IWSVA installation DVD to begin the procedure. The VMware and Hyper-V installations require the creation of a virtual machine before installation.

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To install IWSVA:

 
IWSVA does not need a network connection during installation, but it must connect with the Internet when using the Deployment Wizard after the installation completes.
  1. Start the IWSVA installation.
    • Installing on a Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Machine
      1. Create a virtual machine on your Microsoft Hyper-V server.
      2. Power on the virtual machine that was created to boot from the IWSVA installation ISO.
         
        If your computer boots from an ISO image (such as ISOLINUX), you need to press [ENTER] at the bootloader prompt to continue with the IWSVA installation process.
    • Installing on a Bare Metal Server

      Insert the IWSVA Installation DVD (which was created from the IWSVA ISO image) into the DVD drive of the desired server.

       
      Because IWSVA does not support external USB CD/DVD drives, a “Cannot find kickstart file on DVD-ROM” warning message displays when installing IWSVA. You can safely ignore this warning message.
    • Installing on a VMware ESX Virtual Machine
      1. Create a virtual machine on your VMware ESX server.
      2. Power on the virtual machine that was created to boot from the IWSVA installation ISO.
         
        If your computer boots from an ISO image (such as ISOLINUX), you need to press [ENTER] at the bootloader prompt to continue with the IWSVA installation process.

    A page appears displaying the IWSVA Installation Menu. The options on this menu are as follows:

    • Install IWSVA: Select this option to install IWSVA onto the new hardware or virtual machine.
    • System Recovery: Select this option to recover an IWSVA system in the eventthat the administrative passwords cannot be recovered.
    • Exit Installation: Select this option to exit the installation process and to boot from the local disk.
  2. Select Install IWSVA. The license acceptance page appears.
  3. Click Accept to continue. A page appears where you choose a keyboard language.
  4. Select the keyboard language for the system and then click Next.
  5. Select the driver(s) used for installation and then click Next.

    The IWSVA installer scans your hardware to determine if the minimum specifications have been met and then displays the results illustrated as follows. If the host hardware contains any components that do not meet the minimum specifications, the installation program highlights the nonconforming components and the installation stops.

  6. Click Next to continue. A page appears where you specify network devices, hostname, and miscellaneous settings. If you choose to set the hostname manually, the Miscellaneous Settings will be available to you.
     
    You must assign a valid hostname to the IWSVA server for it to function properly.
    The IWSVA hostname must be entered into the DNS server assigned to the IWSVA and its users.
  7. Select the network devices and input the corresponding IP addresses.
     
    After installing the IWSVA OS, you can access the IWSVA Web console using the NIC you select, then run the Deployment Wizard to complete the necessary configuration. Also, you can use the Deployment Wizard to change the existing network settings.

    IWSVA interface settings

  8. Configure the network settings as required for IWSVA and then click Next.
  9. Specify the time zone for IWSVA on the time zone page. Use the drop-down list to display the supported time zones or point to your location using the time zone map.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Specify a password for the administrator account.

    IWSVA uses three different levels of administrator types to secure the system: Root account, Enable account, and Admin account. For convenience, the passwords for these three accounts are set the same in this step. You can change each password separately after installation.

    As you type the passwords, the password strength meter on the right indicates how strong the selected password is. For the best security, Trend Micro recommends using a strong, unique password.

    • Root Account: The Root account is used to gain access to the operating system shell and has all rights to the server. This is the most powerful account on the system.
    • Enable Account: The Enable account is used to gain access to the command line interface’s (CLI) privilege mode. It has all rights to execute CLI commands.
    • Admin Account: The Admin account is the default administration account used in the IWSVA Web console and CLI management interface. It has all rights to the IWSVA application, but no access rights to the operating system shell. The default username is “admin”.
  12. Click Next. A page appears where you accept all the configuration settings.
  13. Confirm that the selected values are correct and then click Next.

    The installation process prompts you to begin the installation. Selecting Continue erases any data on the hard disk partition and formats the hard disk. If you have data on the hard disks that you would like to keep, cancel the installation and backup the information before proceeding.

  14. Click Continue.

    A page appears that provides the formatting status of the local drive for the IWSVA installation. When formatting completes, the IWSVA installation begins. After the installation is complete a summary screen appears. The installation log is saved in the /root/install.log file for reference.

    installation summary screen

  15. Click Reboot to restart the system.
    • For a bare metal installation: The DVD automatically ejects. Remove the DVD from the drive to prevent reinstallation.
    • For a virtual machine installation: Trend Micro recommends disconnecting the DVD-ROM device from the virtual machine now that IWSVA is installed.

    After IWSVA reboots, the initial CLI log in screen appears.

    initial CLI login screen

     
    During installation, you might receive the following messages:

    for crash kernel (0x0 to 0x0) not within permissible range
    powernow-k8: bios error -no psb or acpi_pss objects

    Both of these messages are normal. The latter message indicates that the system BIOS is not reporting or presenting any PSB or ACPI objects or hooks to the Linux kernel. Either the CPU or BIOS does not support PSB or ACPI objects or hooks or they are simply disabled.
  16. Prepare to log into the IWSVA web console by disabling the pop-up blocker in your browser.
     
    Pop-up blockers block the Change Password dialog box and the Deployment Wizard which are launched during the first-time login.
  17. Log in to the IWSVA web console to launch IWSVA.
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