if move agentless is installed (move agentless appliance on ESX server and vshield appliance is installed and configured) it depends on the VMCI drivers of the vmware tools. This means you can only use any agentless scanning technology from any vendor if VmWare provides the VMCI drivers in the VmWare tools.
From my point of information VmWare does not provide VMCI drivers for Linux systems. You should check this with your VmWare Partner.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for your reply.
As fas as I know, VMCI (vShield driver) gets enabled when Endpoint driver is installed on ESXi hypervisor from vshield manger console.
I will check with Vmware for Linux.
vhield is easy.
1) Installing vshield manager.
2) Installing vshield endpoint on every ESX host
3) Installing the scanning appliance on every ESX host.
Afterwards vshield is installed.
If a client starts up where the VMCI drivers are installed virusscanning is automatically activated.
If you want to take a deeper look how the protection status is, just install the Datacenter Connector for sVphere.
I have checked with VMware and they informed me that There is no such vShield driver for linux, and there is no product roadmaps or timelines
we will have to stick to code signing and traditional methods of ensuring system integrity for the Linux VMs.
This looks as thought this has been answered by yourself, due to the lack of vShield Driver.
Could you please mark this discussion as answered so others can benifit from your Question.
I am still struggling to get this, i couldn't find any clear
data/information stating there is no agentless protection for Linux machines.