Application usage options
December 13, 2023
Protecting a virtual infrastructure managed by one or more VMware vCenter Servers
SVMs with Kaspersky Security components are deployed on VMware ESXi hypervisors managed by one or more standalone VMware vCenter Servers and protect the virtual machines running on these hypervisors. The application operates in normal mode.
The Kaspersky Security main administration plug-in is required for application management. You can use the main administration plug-in to configure individual settings for protecting a virtual infrastructure managed by each VMware vCenter Server or general settings for protecting the entire virtual infrastructure.
Protecting virtual infrastructure managed by VMware Cloud Director
SVMs with Kaspersky Security components are deployed on VMware ESXi hypervisors managed by VMware vCenter Servers connected to the VMware Cloud Director Server. SVMs can protect all virtual machines operating within the virtual infrastructure, including virtual machines that are part of Cloud Director organization.
This application usage option lets you protect isolated virtual infrastructures of tenant organizations or divisions of one organization (hereinafter also referred to as "tenants"). The application operates in multitenancy mode, which means that one instance of the application installed in the infrastructure of the anti-virus protection provider (hereinafter also referred to as the "provider") simultaneously provides multiple tenants with the capability for independent management of the protection of their virtual infrastructure.
The Kaspersky Security main administration plug-in and administration plug-in for tenants are required for application management. The main administration plug-in lets you configure general application settings, Network Threat Protection settings, and File Threat Protection settings for the virtual machines that are not part of Cloud Director organizations, such as the virtual machines of the provider. The administration plug-in for tenants lets you configure the individual settings of File Threat Protection for each tenant.
Virtual Administration Servers of Kaspersky Security Center are used to manage protection of tenants. The provider's administrator creates a separate virtual Administration Server for each tenant and provides the tenant's administrator with access to it. The tenant's administrator can use the virtual Administration Server and administration plug-in for tenants to manage File Threat Protection of their virtual infrastructure. The provider handles management of network protection, application database updates, application activation, and management of file copies placed in Backup.
The provider's administrator can obtain information about the protection of tenants' virtual machines using the report available on the Integration Server.
The application installation procedure depends on the selected application usage option. It is recommended to select the application usage option before starting the installation. If you decide to switch to using the application in multitenancy mode after installing the application in an infrastructure managed by one or more VMware vCenter Servers, to ensure correct operation of the application you need to perform the additional steps described in the Knowledge Base.