VMware Tools include the NSX Thin Agent that must be installed on each guest virtual machine to be protected. Virtual machines with VMware Tools installed are automatically protected whenever they are started up on an ESX host that has the security solution installed. That is, protected virtual machines retain the security protection through shut downs and restarts, and even after a vMotion move to another ESX host with the security solution installed.

Ensure that the guest virtual machine has a supported version of Windows installed. The following Windows operating systems are supported for NSX Endpoint:

Windows Vista (32 bit)

Windows 7 (32/64 bit)

Windows XP SP3 and above (32 bit)

Windows 2003 SP2 and above (32/64 bit)

Windows 2008 (32/64 bit)

Windows 2008 R2 (64 bit)

1

Select the type of installation for VMware Tools.

ESX Version of the Host

Action

ESX 5.0 Patch 1 or later

Follow the installation instructions in Installing and Configuring VMware Tools till the point you see the Setup Type wizard.

ESX 4.1 Patch 3 or later

Follow the installation instructions in the Knowledge Base article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2008084 till the point you see the Setup Type wizard.

2

In the Setup Type wizard, select one of the following options:

Complete.

Custom.

From the VMware Device Drivers list, select VMCI Driver, then select NSX Driver.