Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.x Light Agent

Files required for installing the application

July 3, 2024

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This section contains a list of the files that are required for the installation of Kaspersky Security components.

Kaspersky Security components installation Wizard

The Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard is required for the following tasks:

  • Installing, upgrading and removing Kaspersky Security management MMC plug-ins, Integration Server, and Integration Server Console.
  • Downloading SVM images with the Protection Server component from Kaspersky website.
  • Unpacking the files necessary for the installation of Light Agent for Windows and Light Agent for Linux into a selected folder.

The file named ksvla-components_5.2.X.X_mlg.exe (5.2.X.X represents the application version number) is required to start the Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard.

You need to download this file from Kaspersky website.

Kaspersky Security management MMC plug-ins and Integration Server

Kaspersky Security management MMC plug-ins, Integration Server, and Integration Server Console are installed using the Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard. You need to save the ksvla-components_5.2.X.X_mlg.exe file on the device where Kaspersky Security Center is installed.

Kaspersky Security management web plug-ins

Kaspersky Security distribution kit includes the following archives for installing the web plug-ins:

  • ksvla-web_plugin_wla_5.2.X.X_mlg.zip, where 5.2.X.X is the application version number. This archive is used for installing Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent for Windows web plug-in.
  • ksvla-web_plugin_lla_5.2.X.X_mlg.zip, where 5.2.X.X is the application version number. This archive is used for installing Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent for Linux web plug-in.
  • ksvla-web_plugin_svm_5.2.X.X_mlg.zip, where 5.2.X.X is the application version number. This archive is used for installing Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent – Protection Server web plug-in.

Each archive includes a web plug-in distribution kit and a web plug-in description file in the TXT format. You can download these files from Kaspersky website.

Protection Server

To install the Protection Server, you need an SVM image file and an image description file (XML file). You can download archives containing SVM images and SVM image description files from Kaspersky website by using the Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard. To start the Wizard, you need the file named ksvla-components_5.2.X.X_mlg.exe.

The Kaspersky Security distribution kit includes archives for installing the Protection Server on hypervisors of various types:

  • ksvla-svm_microsoft-hyper-v_5.2.X.X_mlg.zip (5.2.X.X refers to the application version number). This archive is used to install the Protection Server on a Microsoft Windows Server (Hyper-V) hypervisor. It contains the SVM image in VHDX format and the svm.image_manifest_5.2.X.X.xml image description file.
  • ksvla-svm_citrix-hypervisor_5.2.X.X_mlg.zip, where 5.2.X.X is the application version number. This archive is used to install the Protection Server on a Citrix Hypervisor. It contains the SVM image in XVA format and the svm.image_manifest_5.2.X.X.xml image description file.
  • ksvla-svm_vmware-vsphere_5.2.X.X_mlg.zip, where 5.2.X.X is the application version number. This archive is used to install the Protection Server on a VMware ESXi hypervisor. It contains the SVM image in OVA format and the svm.image_manifest_5.2.X.X.xml image description file.
  • ksvla-svm_kvm_based_5.2.X.X_mlg.zip, where 5.2.X.X is the application version number. This archive is used to install the Protection Server on a KVM hypervisor (including on a KVM hypervisor running on TIONIX Cloud Platform, OpenStack platform and Astra Linux Platform), on a Proxmox VE hypervisor, on an R-Virtualization hypervisor, on a HUAWEI FusionCompute CNA hypervisor, on a Nutanix AHV hypervisor, or on an ALT Virtualization Server platform basic hypervisor. The archive contains the SVM image in QCOW2 format and the image description file named svm.image_manifest_5.2.X.X.xml.

The SVM image file and the image description file (in XML format) must be located in the same folder on the device where the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console is installed, or in the same folder on a network resource to which the user account performing the installation has read access. If you want to install the Protection Server on different types of hypervisors, SVM image files for each type of hypervisor and the image description file must be placed in the same folder.

Light Agent for Windows

The files required for installation of the Light Agent for Windows component are included in the Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard.

While installing Kaspersky Security management MMC plug-ins and Integration Server on the device where the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server is installed, the Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard automatically creates an installation package for Light Agent for Windows remote installation in Kaspersky Security Center. This installation package is stored in the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console tree in the AdditionalRemote installationInstallation packages folder with the name Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent for Windows (5.2.X.X), where 5.2.X.X is the application version number.

You can also use the Wizard to unpack the Light Agent for Windows distribution package into a selected folder. The distribution package contains the files required for all methods of installing Light Agent for Windows. To start the Wizard, you need the file named ksvla-components_5.2.X.X_mlg.exe.

The Light Agent for Windows distribution package contains the following files:

Light Agent for Linux

The files required for installation of the Light Agent for Linux component are included in the Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard.

While installing Kaspersky Security management MMC plug-ins and Integration Server on the device where the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Server is installed, the Kaspersky Security Components Installation Wizard automatically creates an installation package for Light Agent for Linux remote installation in Kaspersky Security Center. This installation package is stored in the Kaspersky Security Center Administration Console tree in the AdditionalRemote installationInstallation packages folder with the name Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent for Linux (5.2.X.X), where 5.2.X.X is the application version number.

You can also use the Wizard to unpack the Light Agent for Linux distribution package into a selected folder. The distribution package contains the files required for all methods of installing Light Agent for Linux. To start the Wizard, you need the file named ksvla-components_5.2.X.X_mlg.exe.

The Light Agent for Linux distribution package contains the following files:

  • license.txt – a file containing the text of the End User License Agreement detailing the terms on which you may use the application, and the text of the Privacy Policy describing the handling and transmission of data. This file is used when installing Light Agent for Linux.
  • lightagent.ini – a Light Agent for Linux initial setup configuration file.
  • klnagent.ini – Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent initial setup configuration file.
  • lightagent.kud – the application description file. You can use this file as the distribution package when creating an installation package for Light Agent for Linux manually in Kaspersky Security Center.
  • lightagent-5.2.X-X-bundle.sh (5.2.X-X is the application version number). You can use this self-extracting Shar archive for installing Light Agent for Linux from the command line.

    The lightagent-5.2.X-X-bundle.sh archive contains the installation script and packages required to install Light Agent for Linux and Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent.

Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent

For the interaction between Light Agent components installed on virtual machines and Kaspersky Security Center, you must install Network Agent on virtual machines where Light Agent will be installed. Network Agent does not need to be installed on SVMs because this component is included in the SVM images.

On a virtual machine running Windows operating system, you can install Network Agent that is included in Kaspersky Security Center 12 or 13 distribution kit.

On a virtual machine with the Light Agent for Linux component installed, Kaspersky Security Center Network Agent that is included in the distribution kit of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent must be installed.

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