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How to install the GravityZone security agent on Linux machines (on premise)

You will find hereinafter a detailed procedure for installing the GravityZone security agent on a Linux virtual machine, including how to download the appropriate installation package to the machine, unpack the archive and manually install it via a terminal session.

  1. In GravityZone Control Center, go to Network > Packages.
  2. Select the installation package from the list.
  3. Click the Download button at the upper side of the page and select the Linux kit (32-bit or 64-bit, according to your virtual machine OS type).
    Download Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools for Linux from GravityZone
    note     Note: If the security agent kit is not already available in GravityZone, it will be automatically downloaded to the appliance when downloading the specific installation package. When an installation package is unavailable, go to Configuration > Miscellaneous menu (it requires a GravityZone account with manage solution rights), and review the options for When an unavailable kit is needed.
  4. Transfer the downloaded archive to the target virtual machine using, for example, a SSH client or through a SAMBA share.
  5. Open a terminal session on the Linux virtual machine using an account with administrative privileges.
  6. Run the following commands to unpack and run the installer:
    cd /root
    tar –xvf fullKit_unix64.tar
    chmod +x installer
    note     Note: The cd /root command is an example for specifying the virtual machine folder where you have transferred the downloaded installation archive. The package name mentioned above is also an example. You must enter the name of the specific package you have downloaded.
  7. Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools for Linux will be installed in a few moments. To check that the agent has been installed on the endpoint, run this command:
    $ service bd status

In a few minutes after the security agent has been installed, the endpoint will show up as managed in the GravityZone network inventory.

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