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How long does AppDefense take to install and get started?

VMware AppDefense should take no longer than 4-5 weeks to get to a protected state. For the majority of this time, the application will be in Discovery Mode (1-3 weeks), requiring no user action. This post will cover the different phases of installation, providing you with a basic deployment timeline for AppDefense!

Week 1:

Physical Deployment: Deployment typically takes between 1-2 hours. Customers can follow the self-onboarding guide to get started, or chat with support (24/5) if additional help is needed.

Scope and Service Set-up: Setting up scopes and services takes between 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how many scopes and services are being set up at once. Please review Documentation for best practices on setting up Scopes and Services.

Week 1-3:

Discovery: Discovery Mode in AppDefense begins once all the Services are added into a Scope. Scopes must stay in Discovery Mode for a minimum of 14 days. However, this period may last for longer for specific applications. From the Scope Dashboard, you will be able to determine when a Scope is ready.

Week 3-4: 

Protected Mode:  Once Discovery Mode is completed, you can either leave it in “Alert Only Mode” or set up “Remediation Actions” for each Service.

Week 4+:

(Recommended) Remediation Actions:  Setting up remediation actions only takes a couple of minutes, so depending on how many services you are setting the remediation actions for it could take up to 30 minutes.

Keep in mind that a majority of deployment (weeks 1-3) is spent in Discovery Mode, which requires no user action. So for the first three weeks, sit back and let AppDefense work for you!

Happy AppDefending!

VMware AppDefense is hypervisor-native workload protection platform for virtual infrastructure and security teams that delivers secure virtualization by providing deep application visibility and control. To learn more, visit www.vmware.com/appdefense or contact us.

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