The Sophos Virtualization Scan Controller (SVSC) is designed to overcome resource issues when running concurrent scheduled scans across virtual machines.
In a live environment, configuring all virtual machines to perform scheduled scans at the same time can cause a large resource overhead for the physical host machine. The Sophos Virtualization Scan Controller helps to avoid this by giving administrators the flexibility to configure their scanning options to spread the scanning load, for example:
Note: The Sophos Virtualization Scan Controller is only compatible with SQL up to and including 2016.
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Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Virtualization Scan Controller
No. The Sophos Virtualization Scan Controller uses the same full system scan mechanism found in the console (right click option) and as such has the same limitations.
There two important factors to consider when specifying the time that the scans begin:
The installation creates three tables in the SOPHOSXX database. These tables are removed if the VSC is uninstalled. The names of these tables and the corresponding fields are shown below:
Yes. As long as the machine is still accessible by SEC (management service) then VSC will continue to manage the machine. It would be recommended that a group is defined that covers all machines, independent of which host they are actually running on - that way, DRS can shift them around, and VSC will spread the scan load across the whole 'cluster' of hosts.
If your license includes Virtualization Scan Controller, you will be able to download through your MySophos login. Go to Software Page > Console > Virtualization Scan Controller.
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