Requirements

Checklist

The following information should be used before installing BVQ   (tick)


Create a suitable VM (tick)

Choose the operating system (tick)

Prepare a Windows user (tick)

Adjust your firewall (tick)

Modify your virus scanner (tick)

Make sure the VM has an appropriate browser(tick)



Supported Browsers
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Apple Safari
Microsoft Edge



OS Requirements

BVQ 2024 H1.x

Operating SystemBVQ DB ServerBVQ ServerConsolidated (DB + Server + Client)BVQ client workstation (GUI)
Windows Server 2022(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows Server 2019(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Windows 10 64Bit


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Windows 11 64Bit


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BVQ Server Requirements

Server

CPU

RAM

HDD C: (free)

For BVQ database
recommended on
free HDD D:

Small sized 

3 GHz,   2 cores

6 GB

10 GB

20 GB
Medium Sizes 

3 GHz,   4 cores

12 GB

20 GB

120 GB
Large Size

3 GHz, 12 cores

48 GB

120 GB

800 GB

BVQ GUI client workstation

3 GHz,  4 cores

16 GB

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Calculate S, M, L depending on your Environment

as example, just one M or L result means, that we need a M or L size server.  


VMware vSphere

Environment dimensions

The following categories of environmental dimensions can be managed in a single BVQ instance:

Object

SmallMedium

Large

Max 
vCenter1124
VMs502502.5005.000
VM virtual disks1005005.00010.000
VM SCSI LUNs1002502.5005.000
VM datastores1002502.5005.000

SAN

Environment dimensions

The following size categories can be managed in a single BVQ instance. This is true for both SAN platforms, Brocade and Cisco:

Object

SmallMedium

Large

Max 
SAN SMI Provider1124
SAN Switches41664256
SAN Switch ports12851220488192
SAN Node ports12851220488192
Zones502008003000

Storage

Environment dimensions

The number of managed objects is crucial for the dimension of the BVQ server resources. The following size categories can frequently be observed and can be managed in a single BVQ instance:

Objekt

Small

Medium

LargeMax 

VDisks

250

1.000

10.000

20.000

MDisks

60

250

2.500

5.000

Cluster

2

5

10

30

Hosts

25

100

1.000

2.000





Firewall


BVQ Server requires access through several ports for communication between scanners and scanned systems and its database.

The following connections are required:

Connection TypeStandard TCP portBVQ ServerBVQ ClientDescription
RDP to BVQ Client3389(tick) ←(tick)Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol for remote screen sessions
InternetN/A(question)(question)Connection to the Internet for remote maintenance or code-download
SSH to IBM SVC/Storwize/FlashSystem22(tick)(question)Secure shell access to the SVC CLI interface
HTTPS to EMC Dell Unity443(tick)
Web service with HTTPS on Unity System API
HTTPS  to VMware vCenter443

(tick)


Web service with HTTPS on VMware vCenter API
HTTPS  to IBM HMC (PowerVM)12443(tick)
Web service with HTTPS on PowerVM HMC API
HTTPS  to NetApp443(tick)
Web service with HTTPS on NetApp ONTAP System API
HTTPS to Brocade SAN switch443(tick)
Web service with HTTPS on Brocade SAN switch API
HTTPS to K8s API6443(tick)
Web service with HTTPS on Kubernetes API
HTTPS to K8s Prometheus9000(tick)
Web service with HTTPS on Kubernetes Prometheus
SMI provider to BNA5989(tick)
SMI interface to Brocade Network Advisor
MongoDB27017(tick) ←→(tick)Access to MongoDB
BVQ Server Web UI80(tick) ←(tick)Access to BVQ Server Web UI
BVQ Server Grafana3000(tick)(tick)Access to BVQ Grafana Web UI
BVQ SSH Server (AIX OS Agent)2222(tick)
BVQ SSH server which is used to receive data from OS instances

Legend: (tick) mandatory connection, (question) optional connection, → outgoing connection, ← incoming connection



Customize Virus Scanner
Please change the parameters of the third-party antivirus software, 
to exclude the following Directory:


%ProgramData%\SVA\BVQ\*

(warning) A detailed explanation of each folder is also available:
Directory & file excludes for Antivirus software



User Requirements
  • Create a Windows User called bvq and add this user to the Administrator group
  • Please do not name the "server" bvq