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Adding a vCloud Director instance to Deep Security 9.0

    • Updated:
    • 9 Mar 2015
    • Product/Version:
    • Deep Security 9.0
    • Platform:
    • VMware vCenter 5.0
Summary

Deep Security can be configured to protect vCloud Director workloads. vCD workloads are presented in Deep Security in the following hierarchy:

  • vCloud Director instance
  • virtual data center
  • vApp
  • virtual machine (being the endpoint that can be protected)

This allows an administrator to protect specific virtual machines (VMs) belonging to certain vDC’s/vApp’s.

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  • Multiple vCD instances can be presented, but make sure that all vCenters that the vCD uses for resources are already configured in the Administrative side of the portal.
  • The following vCloud Director settings must be configured correctly:
    • vCD public URL
    • vCD public REST API base URL

    These settings are located under System > Administration > Public Addresses.

  • It is possible to have a VM listed in both the vCloud Directory and Active Directory at the same time, if the OS of the VM is part of the same Windows domain. Ensure that either in-guest Agent is activated or Agentless protection via VMware is used. Do not use both methods to enable protection for a VM. The activation will fail with an error message to deactivate the Agent first.
  • When adding more than one vCloud Director instance, ensure that the corresponding provider virtual datacenter (PvDC) resources have been added to the DSM. These include the following:
    • all vCenter instances that are used for PvDC
    • all vShield Manager instances that are used for PvDC
  • Public catalog VMs must have the vShield Driver installed as part of the Template configuration before adding the vApp/VM to the catalog. This will ensure that vShield Drivers are already enabled when a VM is deployed, thus the vApp/VM can be used for Agentless protection.

A. Prepare the following information for the configuration:

  • vCloud Director DNS Name or IP Address

    This should be the same as what you will find in the vCloud Director settings found in System Settings > Public Addresses > VCD Public URL.

  • System Administrator account

    Instead of using the built-in default Administrator account, it is recommended to create a new administrator account that will be used for the DSM.

    create new administrator account

B. Configure a new vCD instance in DSM:

  1. Click Computers and then right-click the Computers Inventory Object.

    add new vCloud Director instance to DSM

  2. Click Add Cloud Account.
  3. Change the Provider type to vCloud.

    configure new vCloud Director instance

  4. Enter a descriptive name for the vCloud instance.
  5. In the Address field, type the IP address or DNS name of the vCloud Director instance.

    Enter the address of the vCloud Director instance in this format: vcloud.mycompany.com. This should be the same as the vCloud Director setting in System Settings > Public Addresses > VCD Public URL.

     
    • Do not use the console address or name.
    • There is no need to include “http” or “https” in the address.
  6. In the User name field, follow the format "username@organizationname", as in the following example: admin@clientx.

    In this example, admin is the username defined in the Clientx organization.

  7. Enter the password.
  8. Click Next to finish the configuration.
Once completed, the inventory view will show the discovered vDCs and related objects.

vCloud Directory inventory view on DSM

Only the following vCD objects are visible in DSM:

  • virtual data center
  • vApp
  • virtual machine
It is possible to have a VM listed in vCenter and vCloud Director from the inventory list. However, you can enable only one instance of the VM for Agentless protection. If the VM is already protected from the vCenter Object, it can no longer be enabled from the vCloud Director Inventory Object.
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