How to install Bitdefender on CentOS 7 or Redhat Enterprise. First of all you have to sign up for a Bitdefender Gravity Zone account. If you have it already go to under the Network section and then to Packages.

Click on the Packages tab and click on add on the top left. Input the name of the server, under what company, and select what modules you want to install on the server. Click save. Then the list will populate with the name of the server. Select that server and check mark it. Then on the top select Send download link button. A box will then pop up, then select installation links. Copy and paste the linux download link and add wget to the front.

wget https://cloud.gravityzone.bitdefender.com/Packages/NIX/../...../Bitdefender_for_Linux.tar

Once you download the Linux install file Bitdefender_for_Linux.tar. Now you need to change the permissions on the file to 755.

chmod 755 Bitdefender_for_Linux.tar

After you changed the permissions on the file now its time to extract it and execute the file.

tar -xvf Bitdefender_for_Linux.tar
./installer

Once you execute the installer the installer will set up everything. If you run into a problem executing the ./installer command you need to go individually to the three files you extracted and chmod 755 each file. Then run the command again.

To check the status of Bitdefender running on your server type the following command into the terminal.

bd status

You will get something that looks like this


user@machine /]# bd status
BitDefender EPSec Scan Daemon (bdepsecd) (pid(s) 5114) running... for 0d 0h 3m 39s
BitDefender Live! Daemon (bdlived) (pid(s) 5274) running... for 0d 0h 3m 33s
BitDefender Watchdog Daemon (bdmond) (pid(s) 5266) running... for 0d 0h 3m 33s
BitDefender Scan Daemon (bdsrvscand.bin) (pid(s) 5133) running... for 0d 0h 3m 39s
BitDefender Endpoint Agent Daemon (epagd) (pid(s) 5107) running... for 0d 0h 3m 39s
BitDefender Logger Daemon (bdlogd) (pid(s) 5099) running... for 0d 0h 3m 39s
BitDefender Registry Daemon (bdregd) (pid(s) 5093) running... for 0d 0h 3m 39s

You can also just type the command bd and you will get a list of commands you can run. Now if you would like to run a scan, update Bitdefender you need to run the following command on your terminal. This command will display all your options.

sudo /opt/Bitdefender/bin/bduitool -h

Each option that you see on your screen you will have to run first /opt/Bitdefender/bin/bduitool then the command.