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How to best config CS 9.20 in an VMWare View 4.6/5.0 environment using linked clones?

RogerJ MyAccount Posts: 1 Security Scout

Is there any best practice guide available?


Which GUId is best to use SMBios or Random..?

How ist the GUID handled when the vm is recomposed?

How can right configuration minimize antivrus-storms and drainage of ESX resurses, CPU, memory m.m?


I am using post-script to update GUID in the of provision stage.



Roger Jansson

Karlskoga Kommun




  • MJ-perComp
    MJ-perComp W/ Alumni Posts: 669 Firewall Master


    Random is a backup only if GUID can not be determined from Bios.


    Each VM generate its own SMBIOS ID. if you delete the VM and create a new one that is as changing the hardware.


    machines should not start at the same time. If they do, Automatic Update might cause an IO storm. latest FSAUA (in FSCS 9.20) can delay and randomize the start of fsaua.


    What do you understand as "anti-virus storm"?

    What does this mean: "I am using post-script to update GUID in the of provision stage."?




  • jackma
    jackma W/ Alumni Posts: 25 Cyber Knight
    There is a new feature in Client Security 9.20:

    - Database update check randomization

    This feature is implemented as a setting in Policy Manager Console, Advanced mode, policy tab. Find "Download randomization window" setting under F-Secure -> F-Secure Automatic Update Agent -> Settings -> Communications. If randomisation window setting is nonzero, FSAUA should check database updates at startup with a random interval within the time window that the admin define in the policy. Max time you can set is 1 hour.
  • stinklyonion
    stinklyonion MyAccount Posts: 13 Security Scout

    This looks like a good addition. Thanks for sharing the news though it has been quite some time now. image

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