Configuring the SVM selection algorithm

Light Agents can apply an advanced SVM selection algorithm only if you are using the application under the enterprise license.

To specify through Kaspersky Security Center which SVM selection algorithm is to be used by Light Agents:

  1. Open Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console.
  2. In the Managed devices folder of the console tree, select the folder with the name of the administration group for whose protected virtual machines you want to configure secure connection between a Light Agent and SVM.
  3. In the workspace, select the Policies tab.
  4. In the list of policies, select a policy for Light Agent for Windows if you want to configure the settings for Light Agent for Windows, or select a policy for Light Agent for Linux if you want to configure the settings for Light Agent for Linux.

    Double-click to open the Properties: <Policy name> window.

  5. In the list on the left, select the SVM selection algorithm section.
  6. Select one of the following options:
    • Use a standard SVM selection algorithm
    • Use an advanced SVM selection algorithm
  7. If you selected Use an advanced SVM selection algorithm and the Integration Server is used for SVM discovery by Light Agents, use the SVM path slider to specify how the Light Agent should take into account the SVM location in the virtual infrastructure when selecting an SVM for connection. You can set the slider in one of the following positions:
    • Hypervisor. The Light Agent chooses to connect to an SVM deployed on the same hypervisor on which the Light Agent is running. If there is no SVM available for connection on the hypervisor on which the Light Agent is running, the Light Agent does not connect to an SVM.
    • Cluster. The Light Agent chooses to connect to an SVM deployed in the same cluster in which the Light Agent is running. If there is no SVM available for connection in the cluster in which the Light Agent is running, the Light Agent does not connect to an SVM.
    • Datacenter. The Light Agent chooses to connect to an SVM deployed in the same Datacenter in which the Light Agent is running. If there is no SVM available for connection in the Datacenter in which the Light Agent is running, the Light Agent does not connect to an SVM.
    • Ignore SVM path. The Light Agent does not take SVM location into account in the selection.

    The default slider position is Hypervisor.

    If you selected a custom list of SVM addresses as the method used by Light Agents to discover SVMs, you must set the Ignore SVM path value for the SVM path parameter. If any other value is set, the Light Agents will not be able to connect to an SVM.

  8. Click the Apply button.

To specify in the local interface which SVM selection algorithm is to be used by the Light Agent:

  1. Open the application settings window.
  2. In the left part of the window, in the Connection to SVM section, select SVM selection algorithm.

    If the settings in the local interface are not available, this means that the values of settings defined by the policy are used for all protected virtual machines of the administration group.

  3. Complete steps 6-7 of the previous instructions.
  4. To save changes, click the Save button.
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