You must set up the AppDefense Host Module on the ESXi host. Host module enables communication from the AppDefense Guest Module to the AppDefense Appliance. The vSphere installation bundle (VIB) named glxhost is installed on the ESXi host after AppDefense is deployed.

The AppDefense Appliance must communicate with the ESXi hosts on the management network. Refer to VMware vSphere networking best practices for details.

Prerequisites

You have installed and registered AppDefense Appliance.

Procedure

  1. You can install AppDefense Host Module in following ways as explained in further steps.
    • Cluster:
      • On all hosts with a single click from the Cluster > Configuration, and click Enable AppDefense For All Hosts.

        -OR-

      • On the Summary tab, scroll down to the AppDefense panel, and click Enable AppDefense.

    • Host:
      • Each host individually from the Summary tab, scroll down to the AppDefense panel, and click Install AppDefense.

        -OR-

      • On the Configuration tab, and click AppDefense > Security and click Install AppDefense.
  2. To install AppDefense Host Module on each host individually, go to the host where you want to install.
    • On the Summary tab, scroll down to the AppDefense panel. If necessary, expand the panel.
    • Alternatively, you can go to Configuration tab, and click AppDefense > Security.
  3. Click Install AppDefense.
    A confirmation box appears.
  4. Click OK. The AppDefense Host Module gets installed.
    A new task for the host module install appears in the Recent Tasks pane. You can see status of the install task.
  5. (Optional) To install AppDefense Host Module on all hosts with a single click.
    • Go to the Cluster > Configuration, and click Enable AppDefense For All Hosts.
    • Alternatively, you can go to the Summary tab, scroll down to the AppDefense panel and click Enable AppDefense. The AppDefense Host Module is installed on all hosts in that cluster.

Results

After the task is finished, the AppDefense Host Module is installed.

What to do next

Install the AppDefense Guest Module on the virtual machines (VM) where your application workloads are running.