Installing Linux BitDefender Endpoint

Hi there,

This was a little difficult, and I had some issues the first time so I thought I would write this down.  BTW, I used this article to install Centos.

Installation

  • Copy the installation package to the /tmp folder
  • We need to unzip it so use the following command.

tar -jxvf packagename

Now we need to make sure the installer can install!

chmod +x installer

Now execute using:

./installer

You should be good now.  I do not have to boot after this and I should see VM now in the BitDefender management console.

Testing

You can check the console but before I do that I like to do two things – learned of course the hard way.

service bd status

If you get results from this it tells you the software is working.  Now we need to make sure it is talking to the management server.

cat /opt/BitDefender/etc/epag.jso | grep srvaddr

You should see your management IP listed.  You can see mind below.

srvaddr

You can see what it looks like in the web console below.

console

Just in case

Once or twice I did not have my management console IP listed in the command above.  To fix it I had to uninstall and install again.

rpm -e bitdefender-endpoint-client

You can use:

rpm -qa

To confirm that BD is gone and then you can install again.  No restart necessary.

This was done with 6.2.1.541 of BEST for Linux.  My management console was 5.1.21-460.n  I used Centos 7 and I had wget, bzip2, and psmisc installed in my template. I have heard that perhaps all three are necessary for this to work.  There is no UI for Linux BitDefender – all control is from the centralized management.

BTW, here is the tag for all my BitDefender articles.

Another BTW, I got bad rpm info from a vendor, and I used this excellent resource to figure out the stuff above.

Michael

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