How to Deploy Metadefender Core v4 For an Offline Environment

Just like MetaDefender Core (Metascan) 3.x, MetaDefender Core 4.x supports deployment in either online or offline environments, although there are some differences between the two versions. Since the process has changed, we would like to provide an update to our users that will be upgrading to MetaDefender Core 4.x in an offline environment.

There are four steps to getting up and running in an offline environment:

  1. Install MetaDefender Core on the offline server
  2. Activate your license
  3. Install and configure the MetaDefender Update Downloader utility
  4. Apply the offline updates that are downloaded by the update utility to the offline MetaDefender Core server

Installing MetaDefender Core

The MetaDefender Core installation packages can be downloaded from the OPSWAT Portal. After logging into the portal, navigate to the Downloads page, where you can select the MetaDefender Core package you wish to download. The supported platforms include Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu for Linux and Windows 7 and later.

Windows

If you are installing MetaDefender Core on Windows, download the installer and run it on the Windows system.


Linux

If you are installing MetaDefender Core on Linux, download the appropriate installer for your distribution.


License Activation

After MetaDefender Core is installed, you will need to activate your MetaDefender Core installation.

  1. Log into your MetaDefender Core Management Console at http://localhost:8008/. The default user ID and password for a new installation are "admin" and "admin"
  2. Navigate to the Settings -> license page
  3. Log into the OPSWAT Portal and navigate to the offline license activation page
  4. Fill in your license key and the activation code that you obtain from the MetaDefender Core Management Console
  5. Apply that key to your MetaDefender Core server through the Management Console

Installing the MetaDefender Update Downloader Utility

If your MetaDefender Core server is deployed offline, you will need to use the Update Downloader to download the anti-malware definition updates to be applied to the server. The Update Downloader can be downloaded from the OPSWAT Portal. This can be installed on either a Windows or a Linux system.

Once you have installed Update Downloader, apply your license key to activate the product.

  1. Log into the Update Downloader Management Console at http://<server>:8028/. The default user ID and password are admin/admin
  2. Apply your license key under Settings License. This will automatically configure the Update Downloader to download the anti-malware engine updates that are included with your license
  3. Update the configuration for update download and package generation on the 'Settings' page of the Management Console

Applying Offline Updates

Once the update packages have been downloaded, they can be applied to the offline MetaDefender Core server through the Management Console.

  1. Copy all of the update packages from the directory where the Update Downloader saves the updates to the offline MetaDefender Core system
  2. Upload the update packages through the MetaDefender Core Management Console
  3. Select the engine update packages from the directory where the Update Downloader is configured to save the update packages

Contacting OPSWAT Support

If you have any questions or run into any difficulties in setting up your offline deployment of MetaDefender Core 4.x, please contact the OPSWAT Support team who will be happy to help with any questions you may have.

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