Starting and stopping the application
January 10, 2024
Starting Kaspersky Security components
The Protection Server component starts automatically when the operating system is started on an SVM. The Protection Server controls the operating processes used in virtual machine protection, scan tasks, the database and module update task, and the update rollback task.
An SVM deployed on a VMware ESXi hypervisor is started automatically after the hypervisor is turned on. The SVM may fail to start automatically if this function is not activated at the level of the hypervisor or if this hypervisor belongs to a VMware HA cluster. See VMware Knowledge Base for more details.
By default, Light Agent starts automatically when the operating system is started on a protected virtual machine.
For Light Agent for Windows, you can enable and disable automatic startup of the application in the Light Agent for Windows policy or in the local interface.
The Integration Server component starts automatically at the startup of the operating system on the device hosting the Integration Server component.
Enabling protection and starting tasks
Virtual machine protection is started automatically when the Light Agent and Protection Server components are started.
If license info is not relayed to the protected virtual machine, Light Agent operates in limited functionality mode.
The application tasks start in accordance with their schedule.
Stopping application components
The Protection Server and Light Agent components are stopped automatically when the operating system stops on the SVM and the protected virtual machine.
You can use Kaspersky Security Center tools to manually stop the Protection Server and Light Agent components, start the application, and pause or resume protection and control of protected virtual machines (please refer to the Kaspersky Security Center help).
You can also use the Light Agent local interface to manually stop and start Light Agent for Windows, and to pause and resume protection and control of protected virtual machines.
You can use the standard tools of the Linux operating system to start and stop Light Agent for Linux. If you stop Light Agent for Linux, all running tasks are interrupted. After Light Agent for Linux is restarted, interrupted tasks are not resumed automatically. You can manually start the tasks.
The Integration Server stops automatically at the shutdown of the operating system on the device hosting the Integration Server component.