Before you install or upgrade AppDefense, consider your network configuration and resources. You can install one AppDefense Appliance per vCenter Server.

Note:

The scale limit for the virtual machine (VM) with AppDefense installed is 2000 VMs. AppDefense supports up to 200 hosts, with maximum of 50 VMs per host.

Table 1. Required Components

Product/Component

Description

Supported Version

VMware vCenter Server

Used to manage the ESXi infrastructure. You can install AppDefense plug-in for the Platinum edition.

6.7 U1 and above

The AppDefense plug-in is supported only in the HTML5 version of the vSphere Client.

VMware vCenter Server

Used to manage the ESXi infrastructure. You can install AppDefense without plug-in from AppDefense Service.

6.5.x

VMware ESXi

Hypervisor where the virtual infrastructure is spawned.

6.5 U1 and above

VMware Tools

Guest Virtual Machine needs VMware Tools installed. AppDefense Guest Module is bundled with latest VMware Tools.

Recommended is latest 10.3.5 version.

Supported 10.3.2 and above

VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere (optional)

To leverage the network virtualization, integrate with NSX and use for remediation actions.

6.3 and above

VMware vRealize Automation (optional)

Provisioning system to manage a deployment of the application.

7.2

Windows Guest Operating System

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

  • Windows Server 2012 x64

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

  • Windows Server 2016 x64

Note:

Windows guest operating system with the Virtualization-based security (VBS) feature enabled is NOT supported.

Linux Guest Operating System

  • CentOS - 7.1,7.2,7.3, 7.4 (x86_64)

  • RHEL - 7.0, 7.3, 7.4 (x86_64)

  • Ubuntu - 14.04, 16.04 (x86_64)

  • SUSE - 11.4, 12.2, 12.3 (x86_64)

Supported Browsers

Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome