[KB8186] Deploy and install ESET PROTECT VM for Microsoft Azure


Getting Started with ESET PROTECT: Step 2 of 6
Prerequisites required to deploy and install ESET PROTECT VM for Microsoft Azure

Complete each prerequisite before deploying and installing:

  1. Log in to your Microsoft Azure account. You can access the Azure portal at http://portal.azure.com/.

  2. Search for ESET PROTECT in the Azure Marketplace.
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  1. Review the available information and click Create.
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  1. Complete the required fields and create your VM (Select your VM size based on the sizing table).
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Your VM must have a public DNS record

Your VM must have a public DNS record or a fixed public IP address. Failure to use a public DNS or fixed IP can prevent your endpoints from connecting to the ESET PROTECT.

  1. Download the RDP file and connect to your VM.
  2. After connecting to your VM, ESET PROTECT Setup will appear. Choose a Language for ESET PROTECT and click Next to continue the installation.
    Install later

    If you accidentally closed the setup window, or you want to install later, run the installation from Command Prompt using the following command:
    C:\EsetSetup\Setup.exe --mode azure

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  1. Review the End-user license agreement and click Next.

  2. Click Next.
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  1. Microsoft SQL Express will be installed in the background. When the installation completes, the ESET PROTECT Server Setup window will appear. Click Next to continue.
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  1. Click Next to set up a database connection.

  2. Type a strong password you will use to log into Web Console and server (required when deploying ESET PROTECT Agents) into the Password and Password confirmation fields. Make sure to record this password as you will need to use it later. Click Next.
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  1. Create a Certificate Authority for ESET PROTECT. Optionally, specify additional information about the certificate. You can type your name or your server hostname (for example yourCustomName.westus.cloudapp.azure.com) to the Authority common name field. You can leave the Authority password field empty. However, if you choose to type or copy/paste in a password, be sure to remember it. Click Next.
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  1. Type or copy/paste your License Key into the blank field or leave Activate later selected and click Next.
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  1. Click Install to continue.
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  1. The ESET PROTECT Server, ESET Management Agent, Apache Tomcat and ESET PROTECT Webconsole will be installed automatically.
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  1. When the installation is complete, the ESET PROTECT Server installation was successful message will be displayed along with your ESET PROTECT Web Console URL address. Click the URL to open the Web Console, or click Finish.
Opening ESET PROTECT Web Console remotely

Web Console can be accessed from anywhere using the IP address, or if you have purchased an Azure DNS entry, its DNS address is associated with your web ESET PROTECT Server URL (for example, https://yourCustomName.westus.cloudapp.azure.com/era/).

A self-signed certificate may not be accepted by your web browser so you will need to add an exception for this SSL certificate.

If you want to use your own trusted certificate, or a certificate signed by any CA, follow the instructions from the article below:

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  1. After ESET PROTECT is successfully installed, log in to the ESET PROTECT Web Console with the password created in step 12
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With the ESET PROTECT Server successfully installed, the next step in deployment is to locate client computers and deploy the ESET Management Agent deploy the ESET Management Agent to client computers using, for example, the Agent Live Installers method. Remember to select the correct VM hostname in the Server hostname (optional) field as shown in the image below:

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  1. If you are installing ESET PROTECT for the first time, add client computers.