Installing VMware vShield 5 Endpoint Driver on vSphere 5 VM’s

In this blog post written yesterday I explained how to install the VMware vShield 1.0 Endpoint driver on VM’s in a vSphere 4.x environment. VMware made the process to install the driver a lot easier (at least the way to find the installation file ;-)) through adding the installation file to the VMtools installation procedure.

Make sure not to install the vShield 5 installations on a vSphere 4.x environment. The API’s changed to much to get Trend Micro up Deep Security and running when you do this.

To install the vShield 5 Endpoint Driver perform the following steps:

  • To install the vShield 5 Endpoint Driver you need to make sure the VMtools CD is connected:
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  • After you’ve connected the VMtools CD choose the Interactive Tools Upgrade option and press OK:
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  • In the AutoPlay screen press Run setup64.exe:
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  • In the VMware Tools Welcome screen press Next:
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  • In the Program Maintenance screen select Modify and press Next:
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  • In the Custom Setup screen press the + sign VMware Device Drivers:
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  • Scroll down and press the WMCI Driver +, press on the vShield driver Icon and select “this feature will be installed on local hard drive”. After this selection click Next.
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  • In the Ready to Modify the Program screen press modify to install the driver:
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You can check if the installation went well by doing the following steps:

  • Log in to the VMware vShield Manger server via a webbrowser (default user: admin / default password: default):
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  • Open the Datacenters Tab, the Cluster Tab and select the ESX host that contains the VM. Open the Endpoint Tab in the right screen and if everything went well the VM will show up in the protected state (if not restart the VM)
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That’s it! If you have a question, just ask 😉

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.