2 Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Pre-Install Requirements

This chapter explains the requirements that your system must meet before you can install Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF) on it.


Privileges Required to Install Oracle AVDF

Any user can install Oracle AVDF. You do not need administrative privileges to complete the installation.

Oracle AVDF Hardware Requirements

You must install each Audit Vault Server and each Database Firewall onto its own dedicated x86 64-bit server (or Oracle VM 3.x). Your hardware must be compatible with Oracle Linux, Release 6 Update 6.


Do not install an Audit Vault Server or Database Firewall on a server (or Oracle VM) that is used for other activities, because the installation process formats the server, deleting any existing data and operating systems.


Memory Requirements

Each x86 64-bit server must have the following minimum memory:

  • Audit Vault Server: 8 GB

  • Database Firewall: 2 GB

Disk Space Requirements

Each x86 64-bit server must have a single hard drive with a minimum of the following disk space:

  • Audit Vault Server: 220 GB

  • Database Firewall: 150 GB

Network Interface Cards

Oracle recommends the following number of network interface cards (NICs) for each x86 64-bit server on which you install the following components:

  • 1 NIC for the Audit Vault Server

  • At least 1 NIC for a Database Firewall operating as a proxy

  • At least 2 NICs for a Database Firewall in DAM Mode (monitoring only)

  • At least 3 NICs for a Database Firewall in DPE Mode (monitoring and blocking. If you install the Database Firewall with fewer than 3 NICs, then you must add more NICs to make the Database Firewall DPE mode possible.

For information on Database Firewall modes and proxy configuration, see Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Administrator's Guide.

Oracle AVDF Software Requirements


Java SE Requirement

The AVCLI command line utility that the Audit Vault Server administrator uses and the avpack utility (which is part of the software development kit) require Java SE version 6 or 7.

Browser Requirements

The AVDF Administrator and Auditor GUIs support the following browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox 14 or later

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or later

  • Google Chrome 21 or later

  • Apple Safari 5.0 or later

The following is required to view charts and interactive reports in the GUI:

  • Latest version of Adobe Flash plug-in

Host Monitor Requirements

Host Monitor enables the Database Firewall to directly monitor SQL traffic in a database. Before deploying the host monitor, ensure that the computer on which the host monitor is to run has the required libraries. See Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Administrator's Guide for host monitoring instructions and prerequisites.