Installing Light Agent on tenant virtual machines
January 10, 2024
At this step of the tenant security infrastructure deployment, the following actions are performed:
- Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent, that is configured to connect to the tenant virtual Administration Server, is installed on the tenant virtual machines.
- Tenant virtual machines are moved to the Managed devices folder of the virtual Administration Server configured for the tenant.
- Light Agent for Windows or Light Agent for Linux is installed on the tenant virtual machines.
The listed actions can be performed both on the provider side and on the tenant side after the tenant administrator is provided with the virtual Administration Server connection settings.
If installation is performed on the provider side
You can automate installation of applications on the tenant virtual machines and moving virtual machines to administration groups be means of Kaspersky Security Center OpenAPI. Refer to the Knowledge Base for more details.
You can also use other installation options:
- Remote application installation on virtual machines using the Installation Wizard or remote installation task.
To install applications on virtual machines with Windows operating systems, Network Agent installation package is required. For each tenant, you need to prepare Network Agent installation package. The installation package properties must include connection settings for the virtual Administration Server configured for this tenant. You can specify the administration group to which the virtual machine will be moved after Network Agent is installed on it in the properties of a package or a remote installation task. For more information about configuring installation packages, refer to the Kaspersky Security Center help.
To install applications on virtual machines with Linux operating systems, a separate Network Agent installation package is not required. Network Agent is included in the Light Agent for Linux installation package. The settings for connecting Network Agent to the virtual Administration Server must be configured in the properties of the Light Agent for Linux installation package.
Installation packages required for installing Light Agent for Windows, Light Agent for Linux and Network Agent are located on the main Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server in the Advanced → Remote installation → Installation packages folder. You can distribute installation packages to the selected virtual Administration Servers using the Administration Server task or automate the distribution of packages using Kaspersky Security Center OpenAPI. Refer to the Knowledge Base for more details.
- Deploying virtual machines with Windows operating systems from the virtual machine template.
You need to prepare a virtual machine template for each tenant with the Network Agent, configured to connect to the tenant virtual Administration Server, and with the Light Agent. Then you can deploy virtual machines for the tenant from this template.
When installing Network Agent on a virtual machine template, it is recommended to enable optimization of Network Agent settings for VDI.
If installation is performed on the tenant side
If there are installation packages or virtual machine templates prepared by the provider’s administrator, the tenant’s administrator can install Network Agent and Light Agent on the tenant virtual machines.