vShield Endpoint Driver installation on vSphere 4.x

Implementing a Proof of Concept (PoC) with VMware vSphere 4.1, VMware vShield and Trend Micro Deep security I found out a couple of things the hard way. To make sure you don’t get in the same trouble I had, I will only show the installation of the vShield Endpoint Driver installation.

Very important advice: Don’t install vShield v5 in an vSphere 4.x environment

There are two ways to install the driver into a VM:

  1. Download the latest VMware Endpoint Driver (version 1.0.0 Update 2) and install the driver
  2. Download and connect the latest vSphere 4.1 VMtools ISO and install the driver

This post will be based on the second choice, so make sure to download the the latest VMtools ISO here (download the 32 an 64 bits versions)

  • First we need to make sure the ISO is connected to the VM:


  • In the screen that will popup go to the datastore that contains the ISO files. Selct the ISO and press OK:


  • Open windows explorer and go to the VMware-vShield-Endpoint-Driver on the CD:


  • In the popup screen accept the license agreement and click install:


  • After the install click Finish and restart the VM:


  • Restart the computer

You’re now done with installing the vShield Endpoint Driver installation for VMware vSphere 4.x.

Let me know if you’ve any question.


Author: Arjan

I’m a 38-year old virtualisation Consultant working for ITQ (http://www.itq.nl). I’m a VCAP-DCA 4, VCP 4/5, MCSA2008, MCTS, MCP, CCA, CCNA . Working for large government agencies in the Netherlands with a strong focus on designing there VMware infrastructures. Started blogging a couple of years back about VDI and cloud solutions, my focus shifted towards storage and virtualization in general. This blog is all about virtualisation, cloud, storage and IT technology. Writing things on this blog is all about giving to the community. I’m married to the most beautiful woman in the world. We are blessed with two princesses (5 and 8 years old) and one inbound in July ;-P.

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