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Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (AVDF) 12.1 – installation on VirtualBox

This blog explains how to install Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall (AVDF) 12.1.1.1.0 on VirtualBox step-by-step. The configuration will be covered in a second blog.

Download AVDF Binaries

First of all, download the binaries on support.oracle.com:

https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/ui/patch/PatchDetail.jspx?_afrLoop=140865428570210&patchId=16965974&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=1a5l4hvifo_4

Patch 16965974: 12.1.1.1.0 FULL INSTALL IMAGES FOR ORACLE AUDIT VAULT AND DATABASE FIREWALL

There are three files:
1. Audit Vault Server
2. Database Firewall
3. Documentation
You can find the Audit Vault and Database Firewall documentation online here: http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=avdf121

VirtualBox network configuration

In order to be able to start the AVDF installation, it is mandatory to have a correct network configuration with three host-only networks. Audit Vault Server will require one network adaptaters and Database Firewall will require three network adaptaters.

The netwok setup will be the following one:

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Follow the steps below in order to create these networks.

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You have to add three Host-only networks as described below:
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You can find the configuration of vboxnet1 and vboxnet2 below:

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Oracle Audit Vault Server Installation

Virtual Machine prerequisites

Minimum memory: 2GB
Minimum disk space: 128 GB
Only one NIC
Configure network as described below:

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Oracle Audit Vault Installation

Enter “install” on boot.

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Enter your passphrase:

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Network configuration:

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Oracle Audit Vault startup

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Postinstallation tasks

Go to https://10.200.11.11 and enter your passphrase.

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Enter the password for AVADMIN and AVAUDITOR:

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Log in with the AVADMIN account:

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Oracle Database Firewall installation

Virtual Machine requirements

Minimum memory: 2GB
Minimum disk space: 128 GB
Three NICs
Configure network as described below:
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Oracle Dartabase Firewall installation

Enter “install” on boot.

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Network configuration:

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Oracle Database Firewall startup:

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Postinstallation tasks

Go on https://10.200.11.25 and enter your passphrase.

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Fill-in the post-installation information:

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Now you can login on Oracle Database Firewall using the “admin” username configured before

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Well done! You have successfuly installed Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall.

Conclusion

Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall installation is a straigthforward process. The only challenge in this setup is probably the network configuration.
Indeed, the Audit Vault and Database Firewall offers several network configuration possibilities (bridge, proxy).
Compared to previous Oracle Vault versions, this version is really easy to install and configure. As I said in the introduction, the configuration steps will be covered in a second blog.

 

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Grégory Steulet
Grégory Steulet

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)