Sophos Central Endpoint and SEC: Computers fail/hang on boot after the Microsoft Windows April 9, 2019 update. Please follow knowledge base article 133945
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This article details how to install on Windows and Linux, using a link to the installer and from an installer in S3 bucket.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Central Server Protection
When launching a new AWS instance, the following scripts should be entered in the User data field, they will then be run on launch to install Sophos.
Note: The User data field is on the Configure Instance Details page of the Launch Instance wizard, under the Advanced Details section.
If your instance does not appear in Sophos Central within a few minutes then:
In the following scripts replace the <LinkToInstaller> with the link to the correct Server Installer taken from Sophos Central as part of the prerequisites:
#! /bin/bash apt-get update -y
wget <LinkToInstaller> -P /tmp/
chmod +x /tmp/SophosInstall.sh
yum update -y
yum install gcc kernel-headers kernel-devel make -y
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri <LinkToInstaller> -OutFile C:\SophosInstall.exe
In the following scripts replace <BucketRegion>, <NameOfBucket> and <FolderInBucket> with the region (e.g. eu-west-1), bucket name and folder where the Sophos installer is saved.
Requires an IAM role on launch with at least read only access to your S3 bucket and the action AssumeRole on EC2 in the Trust Relationship. On the console you can select the IAM role to launch with on the Configure Instance Details page of the Launch Instance wizard.
apt-get -y update
apt-get -y install python-pip
pip install awscli
aws s3 cp --region <BucketRegion> s3://<NameOfBucket>/<FolderInBucket>/SophosInstall.sh /tmp/
yum install gcc kernel-headers kernel-devel make python-pip -y
Read-S3Object -BucketName <NameOfBucket> -Key <FolderInBucket>/SophosInstall.exe -File C:\SophosInstall.exe
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