Deploying Virtual IPS Sensors on VMware ESX Server

To deploy Virtual IPS Sensors, you must first install the Virtual IPS Sensors and establish trust with a Manager. After trust is established, you can deploy the Virtual IPS Sensor for protecting your networks. How you configure the Virtual IPS Sensor, however, depends on the network architecture and your security needs.

The following is a high-level procedure that you can consider to install and subsequently deploy a Virtual IPS Sensor:

  1. Verify your VMware ESX server meets the hardware and software requirements. See Requirements for deploying the Virtual Sensor.
  2. Install the Virtual IPS Sensors and establish a trusted communication channel between the Virtual IPS Sensors and a Manager. See Installing Virtual Sensors.
  3. Determine how you want to deploy the Virtual IPS Sensor and configure it accordingly. See Deployment scenarios for Virtual Sensors.