This article describes how to install a managed Linux/Unix endpoint. These instructions can also be used to migrate from a standalone endpoint to a managed endpoint.
Managing endpoints with Enterprise Console provides several benefits including centralized updating, policy configuration, and reporting.
First seen in
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux/Unix 9.0
What To Do
Sophos Anti-Virus must be installed using the package in the Enterprise Console CID.
Note: Before you start, you must subscribe to the Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux v 9.x package using Sophos Update Manager. For more information, see the Enterprise Console documentation: http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/documentation/enterprise-console.aspx#
Option 1 - Manual installation on a computer
Follow these instructions to install from the Enterprise Console CID:
- Login to the computer as root
- Configure access to the Enterprise Console CID:
- Mount the Enterprise Console CID across the network. For example, on Linux systems:
mount -t cifs //SERVER/SophosUpdate /mnt/sophosupdate -o username=<user>,password=<pass>
- Copy the Enterprise Console CID to a local temporary directory.
- Change directory to the CID folder/mount
- Run the installer:
- Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
Option 2a - Creating a deployment package
A pre-configured deployment package can be created for installation on multiple computers:
- Install Sophos Anti-Virus on one computer as per Option 1 above.
- Login to the computer as root.
- Create the deployment package:
- To create a deployment package in tar format, called savinstpkg.tgz, run:
- (Linux) To create a deployment package in rpm format, called savinstpkg-0.0-1.i586.rpm, run:
- The installation package will be created in the current working directory.
Option 2b - Installing the deployment package on multiple computers
You can use the package in two ways:
- Manually on each computer. This approach can be used with a package in RPM or tar format.
- Automatically across the network using an operating system administration tool. This approach can be used only with a package in RPM format.
For manual installation, follow these steps:
- Use your own tools to copy the deployment package to the computers where you want to install Sophos Anti-Virus.
- Go to each computer and log in as root.
- Place the deployment package in a temporary directory and change to that directory.
- Install the deployment package:
- To install the tar package, type:
tar -zxvf savinstpkg.tgz
- To install the RPM package, type:
rpm -i <RPM Package>