2 Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Pre-Install Requirements

Learn about the requirements that your system must meet before you can install Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF).

2.1 Privileges Required to Install Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall

Learn about the privileges required to install Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF).

Any user can install Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall. You do not need administrative privileges to complete the installation.

2.2 Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Hardware Requirements

Install each Audit Vault Server and each Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF) onto its own dedicated x86 64-bit server (or Oracle VM 3.x).

You can use any Intel x86-64-bit hardware platform that is supported by Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall's embedded operating system. Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall uses Oracle Linux release 6 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) version 4. For a list of compatible hardware, refer to Hardware Certification List for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. This list contains the minimum version of Oracle Linux certified with the selected hardware. All Oracle Linux updates starting with Oracle Linux release 6 as the minimum are also certified unless otherwise noted.

Note:

Do not install 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.

2.2.1 Memory Requirements

Learn about the memory requirements for Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF).

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

  • Audit Vault Server: 8 GBFoot 1

  • Database Firewall: 8 GB

2.2.2 Disk Space Requirements

Learn about the disk space requirements for Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF).

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

  • Audit Vault Server: 220 GB (Recommended is 300 GB)

  • Database Firewall: 220 GB

Note:

Provisioning disks greater than 4PB each for fresh installation is not optimal. The disks equal to or under 4PB ensure that only one disk partition is allocated per disk group on each physical disk.

2.2.3 Network Interface Cards

Learn about the recommended number of network interface cards (NICs) for each x86 64-bit server.

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.

See Also:

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

2.3 Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall Software Requirements

Learn about the software requirements for Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF).

2.3.1 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 8.

2.3.2 Browser Requirements

Learn about the browser requirements for Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (Oracle AVDF).

Note:

  • See section Supported Browsers for more information on the supported browsers.

  • Latest version of Adobe Flash plug-in is required to view charts and interactive reports in the GUI.

2.3.3 Audit Vault Agent Requirements

Learn about the Audit Vault Agent requirements.

Ensure the supported Java version is installed on the Audit Vault Agent.

2.3.4 Host Monitor Requirements

Host Monitor enables the Database Firewall to directly monitor SQL traffic in a database.

Before deploying the Host Monitor ensure the following are complied with:

  • The computer on which the Host Monitor runs has the required libraries.
  • For IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) the Input Output Completion Ports (IOCP) is set to defined by default. Change this to available as root user.

See Also:

Enabling and Using Host Monitoring for host monitoring instructions and prerequisites.

2.3.5 Target Requirements

For targets that are on Oracle Solaris running the LDoms Manager service, svc:/ldoms/ldmd:default, ensure that the target is using LDoms version 3.2.0.1 or later.



Footnote Legend

Footnote 1:

In this guide, 1 GB represents 2 to the 30th power bytes or in decimal notation 1,073,741,824 bytes.