Server Deployment page

You can configure the details required to automatically deploy Active Response, TIE, and DXL services to single or multiple appliances. Automatic deployment is supported only on a VMware virtual infrastructure. Manual deployment is still supported on all VMs.

Option definitions
Option Definition
VMware vCenter Access URL, User Name, and Password The URL and credentials to access your virtual machine server. The VMware user must have the required permissions to allocate space, assign network, add a new disk, configure advanced settings, and to import. You can set these permissions by selecting the All Privileges option in VMware.
Validate Certificate Access URL This option is displayed when the Access URL starts with https. Click the Validate Certificate link to display the fingerprint of the vCenter server certificate. Follow the instructions on the screen and verify whether the displayed fingerprint matches with the one on vSphere web client. When the Access URL starts with http, then the option Allow insecure connection (http) checkbox is displayed.
Data center A unique name for the data center.
Host/Cluster The host or cluster that the virtual machine belongs to in the virtual infrastructure. The VMware host or cluster must have sufficient resources to meet the requirements for the appliance (8 CPU Cores and 16-GB RAM).
Datastore The device in the vCenter that can be used as a storage space for your virtual machine. The datastore must have at least 200 GB of available space.
Network The networking interface that is used for connectivity. VMware network must have unassigned addresses (when using DHCP) that do not require tagging.
Folder The folder created on vCenter for your virtual machine. The default folder name is McAfee. The folder name must be unique. Make sure that the folder is already created in the data center.
Virtual Machine Name The name assigned to the virtual machine. This name must be unique. The name must not exist in the data center and must meet VMware requirements.
ePO credentials User Name and Password The user name and password to access McAfee ePO.
Hostname The IP address of the virtual machine in which McAfee ePO is installed.
Port The port number used to connect McAfee ePO extensions to the server hosting Active Response, DXL, and TIE. The default port is 8443.
Wake up port The port that is used to send wake-up calls to McAfee Agent. The default port is 8082.
Validate Certificate Displays the fingerprint of the server. Follow the instructions on the screen and verify whether the displayed fingerprint matches the one on McAfee ePO.
New Server Credentials Root Password, User Name, and Password Enter a user name, password, and root password for the new server that is set up to host Active Response, DXL, or TIE.
New server network Hostname Create a name for the server appliance.
Domain Enter the domain name for the server.
Mode Sets the mode to network IP address to the server. The 2 modes available are: DHCP and Manual. If Manual mode is selected, enter the:
  • IPv4 Address — The IP address of the server.
  • Mask — The masked IP address for the network assigned to the server.
  • Gateway — Enter the network gateway that is used by the server to send data back and forth.
  • DNS — The server hosting the naming service.
NTP Set the time servers to synchronize timezones of the server. The default entry lists,, You can enter up to 3 servers, using comma as a separator.
DXL port The port that DXL uses to connect to other DXL brokers outside the server. The default port is 8883. This field is displayed only if the DXL checkbox is selected.
Services Select the services that you want to deploy to the server. The services that can be deployed are TIE, MAR, and DXL. You can select multiple services and deploy them to the server. TIE and DXL are selected by default. When you select MAR, TIE is also selected.
Deploy Starts the deployment process to the server.