Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition

 
 
 

How to install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition on a server cluster

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2012 Nov 12 ID: 6001
 
 
 
 

Yes you can install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition on a server cluster (Microsoft Server Cluster), on a cluster running either in Active/Active, or Active/Passive mode.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition is a non-cluster-aware application. Thus it is not necessary to stop the entire cluster. Yet we recommend that you stop the cluster software before installing, or limit the load on cluster resources if the first option is unavailable.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition can be installed on a server cluster running the following Oses:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server (Service Pack 4 + Update Rollup 1)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (Service Pack 1 ) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (Service Pack 1) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition R2 (Service Pack 1) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition R2 (Service Pack 1) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise Edition (Service Pack 1) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Datacenter Edition (Service Pack 1) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Enterprise Edition R2 (Service Pack 1) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Datacenter Edition R2 (Service Pack 1) or higher
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Data Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Core Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Core Data Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Data Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Core x64 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Core x64 Data Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition Release SP0 or above
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition Release SP0 or above
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Enterprise Edition Release SP0 or above
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Datacenter Edition Release SP0 or above

Warning Do not install Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition on cluster disks. Otherwise, only one cluster node will be protected at a moment – the one currently owning the cluster disk.

Installation

Perform the following sequence of actions on each server cluster, one by one :

  1. Stop the cluster node:
    1. Stop the Cluster Service on the given cluster node using the Cluster Administrator application.
    2. Wait for the failover process to complete successfully for all cluster resources owned by the given node.
  2. Perform Anti-Virus installation on the given node in any manner.

    InformationIf you have NOT previously stopped the Cluster Service on that node, you should uncheck the box Enable Real-time protection after the installation in the Setup wizard during Kaspersky Anti-Virus installation. If you performing a silent installation, you should use the folowing command line switch: /RUNRTP=0.

    Otherwise you may experience cluster delays after installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus and starting Real-time protection, because the Anti-Virus would be intercepting quorum resource and %systemroot%\Cluster access attempts.
  3. Start the cluster node:
    1. St art the Cluster Service on the given cluster node using the Cluster Administrator application.
    2. Wait for the fail back process to complete successfully for all cluster resources owned by the given node.


General recommendations and features

  • We recommend that you exclude the following objects from scan in the Real-time file protection task to avoid possible cluster delays:
    • cluster quorum disk (usually Q:),
    • cluster logs folder ( C:\Windows\Cluster).

These objects should be excluded on each cluster node with Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition installed.

  • Do not use folders located on cluster disks for quarantine and backup storage paths. Otherwise, only one Anti-Virus at a time will have access to storages on the cluster node currently owning the given cluster disk.
  • We also not recommend using environmental variables standing for folders located on cluster disks.
  • When performing a remote installation via a Kaspersky Administration Kit deployment task, you should use local name of cluster servers instead of a shared cluster name.
  • All events and notifications generated by Anti-Virus on each cluster node contain the network name of the node instead of a shared cluster name.
  • Shared cluster disks are by default protected by the Anti-Virus installed on the cluster node currently owning them.

    When migrating shared clusters to another cluster node, they are protected by the Anti-Virus running in that node.
  • Do not use folders located on shared cluster disks as an update source in the update task. Otherwise only the Anti-Virus installed on the cluste rnode currently owning that shared disk would be able to receive updates from the given folder on the shared cluster disk.
  • On-demand scan of shared cluster disks performed by Anti-Virus will not be resumed when such shared disks migrate to another cluster node.
 
 
 
 
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Applies To:

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 8.0 for Windows Servers Enterprise Edition