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Install PVS on Linux

Before You Begin

These steps assume you have downloaded PVS and are running all commands with root privileges. To ensure audit record time stamp consistency between PVS and SecurityCenter CV, ensure the underlying OS makes use of NTP as described in the following document:

http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/sect-Date_and_Time_Configuration-Command_Line_Configuration-Network_Time_Protocol.html

The software license agreement for PVS is located in the directory /opt/pvs/docs. It is also available online in the following location:

http://static.tenable.com/prod_docs/Master_Software_License_and_Services_Agreement.pdf

Tip: Ensure that organizational and OS firewall rules permit access to port 8835 on the PVS server.

Steps

  1. Install the PVS .rpm file downloaded from the Tenable Support Portal on RedHat or CentOS with the following command. The specific filename varies depending on your platform and version.

    # rpm –ivh pvs-5.x.x-esx.x86_64.rpm

    Preparing...      ########################################### [100%]

    1:pvs             ########################################### [100%]

    [*] PVS installation completed.

    #

    The installation creates the directory /opt/pvs, which initially contains the PVS software, default plugins, and directory structure.

  2. Start PVS for Red Hat and CentOS systems using the following command:

    # service pvs start

  3. Navigate to https://<IP address or hostname>:8835, which displays the PVS web front end to log in for the first time.

    Refer to Configure PVS to complete the initial login.

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