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Blog Gregory Steulet Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (AVDF) 12.1 - installation on VirtualBox

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Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (AVDF) 12.1 - installation on VirtualBox

This blog explains how to install Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (AVDF) 12.1.1.1.0 on VirtualBox step-by-step. The configuration will be covered in a second blog.

 

Download AVDF Binaries

First of all, download the binaries on support.oracle.com:

https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/ui/patch/PatchDetail.jspx?_afrLoop=140865428570210&patchId=16965974&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=1a5l4hvifo_4

Patch 16965974: 12.1.1.1.0 FULL INSTALL IMAGES FOR ORACLE AUDIT VAULT AND DATABASE FIREWALL

There are three files:

1. Audit Vault Server

2. Database Firewall

3. Documentation

You can find the Audit Vault and Database Firewall documentation online here: http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=avdf121

 

VirtualBox network configuration

In order to be able to start the AVDF installation, it is mandatory to have a correct network configuration with three host-only networks. Audit Vault Server will require one network adaptaters and Database Firewall will require three network adaptaters.

The netwok setup will be the following one:

000

 

Follow the steps below in order to create these networks.

001

You have to add three Host-only networks as described below:

002

 

You can find the configuration of vboxnet1 and vboxnet2 below:

003

 

004

 

Oracle Audit Vault Server Installation

Virtual Machine prerequisites

Minimum memory: 2GB

Minimum disk space: 128 GB

Only one NIC

Configure network as described below:

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Oracle Audit Vault Installation

Enter “install” on boot.

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010

 

Enter your passphrase:

011

 

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Network configuration:

015

 

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 Oracle Audit Vault startup

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Postinstallation tasks

Go to https://10.200.11.11 and enter your passphrase.

022

 

Enter the password for AVADMIN and AVAUDITOR:

023

Log in with the AVADMIN account:

024

 

025

 

Oracle Database Firewall installation

Virtual Machine requirements

Minimum memory: 2GB

Minimum disk space: 128 GB

Three NICs

Configure network as described below:

026

 

027

 

027

 

029

 

Oracle Dartabase Firewall installation

Enter “install” on boot.

 030

 

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Network configuration:

035

Oracle Database Firewall startup:

036

 

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Postinstallation tasks

Go on https://10.200.11.25 and enter your passphrase.

038

 

039

 Fill-in the post-installation information:

040

Now you can login on Oracle Database Firewall using the "admin" username configured before

041

 

042

 

Well done! You have successfuly installed Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.

Conclusion

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall installation is a straigthforward process. The only challenge in this setup is probably the network configuration.

Indeed, the Audit Vault and Database Firewall offers several network configuration possibilities (bridge, proxy).

Compared to previous Oracle Vault versions, this version is really easy to install and configure. As I said in the introduction, the configuration steps will be covered in a second blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grégory Steulet  is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Region Manager at dbi services. He has more than ten years of experience in database and infrastructure management, engineering, and optimization. He is specialized in Oracle technologies and high availability solutions (Oracle DataGuard, Data Replication Block Device). His expertise also includes Avaloq banking applications, as well as the open source field (MySQL, Unix/Linux, etc.). Grégory Steulet is "Oracle Certified Professional 10g", "MySQL Cluster 5.1 Certified", and "Avaloq Certified Professional 2.6". Prior to joining dbi services, Grégory Steulet was Senior Consultant at Trivadis in Lausanne. He also worked as IT Administrator at Box Telecom in Miami Beach, Florida (USA). Grégory Steulet has an Executive MBA from the International Institute of Management in Technology, Fribourg (CH). He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland. His branch-related experience covers Telecommunications, Financial Services / Banking, Logistics, Pharma etc.

Comments

  • Guest
    Jona Tuesday, 03 December 2013

    Thanks!Really very informative!
    Do you have any plan to post the configuration part as well?

  • Guest
    Grégory Steulet Sunday, 08 December 2013

    Hi Jona,

    For the moment nothing is planned, however an article will be published in the january edition of the Swiss Oracle User Group (SOUG). Which part of the configuration would be interesting for you?

  • Guest
    Mustafa Sunday, 08 December 2013

    Thanks!
    I of x based on the operating system that you want to connect to.
    However, I could not connect with PuTTY program.
    How can I connect to the operating system?

  • Guest
    Grégory Steulet Sunday, 08 December 2013

    Hi Mustafa,

    You can find how to proceed to connect through ssh to AVDF on the following URL: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37100_01/doc.121/e27776/sigma_server.htm#SIGAD40805

    Have a look on the chapter: "Configuring or Changing the Audit Vault Server Services"

  • Guest
    Mustafa Sunday, 08 December 2013

    I of x based on the operating system that you want to connect to.
    However, I could not connect with PuTTY program.
    How can I connect to the operating system?

  • Guest
    pierre sicot Monday, 09 December 2013

    Hi Mustafa,

    In my configuration I have ssh enabled on AVDF, by the way I could not connect directly with the root user with putty. But when you install Database Firewall, you create a support login and I can connect with this support login with putty and then run sudo su - to be connected as root.
    Regards
    Pierre

  • Guest
    pierre sicot Monday, 09 December 2013

    Hello Mustafa,

    In the /etc/ssh/sshd_config you can see that only the support login is allowed:

    # PDP 06/08/07 - Allow ssh connections for user "support" only
    AllowUsers support

    Regards
    Pierre

  • Guest
    Donald Wani Monday, 19 May 2014

    What you need to do is :
    1. Open your putty program and select the audit vault server connection.
    2. At the login prompt, type username: support then password.
    3. Once you login to support then issue : su - root and password.
    it will connect.
    You can't connect directly from putty as Pierre Sicot has written above.. you try to enable the ssh connections on /etc/ssh/sshd_config to connect directly from putty.
    THanks
    Donald Wani

  • Guest
    Jud Williford Monday, 02 June 2014

    Thanks, Gregory, this is very promising. I went to the SOUG site and couldn't access your newsletter article with the config details. Can you provide a link to it?

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