Understanding the vGW Series Introspection Scan Status

The Introspection Scan Status tab in the vGW Security Design VM lets you run and monitor disk scans of one or more VMs. vGW Series performs a full analysis of the selected VM’s disk. If multiple disks exist in the VM system, each is analyzed. This analysis uncovers installed applications, the operating system, and the service pack/patch level running on the VM. You can select more than one VM in the VM tree to scan.

You can display current information about all scans (those complete and those still pending) or only complete or pending scans. You can also run scans manually or cancel scans in progress.

To use the Scan Status page:

Figure 99 shows the Introspection module Scan Status page displaying the results of scans for Server1. Only one scan had been performed. The table would show the results of all scans on Server1 if any others had been run because the All option is selected.

Figure 99: vGW Series Introspection Module Scan Status Page

vGW Series Introspection Module Scan
Status Page

vGW Series scan technology is highly accurate. Rather than a network probe, vGW Series performs an actual read of the disk file from the hypervisor. The scan process is also very fast. A typical VM scan takes less than 5 minutes.

Because scanning activity takes place on a snapshot of the system, it has no impact on the operational state of the VM. When the scan has completed, the snapshot is removed.

Note: vGW Series can mount disks that belong to VMs that have either IPv4 or an IPv6 address bound to them.

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