Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance: Platform Qualification Matrix

Document created by Justin Lute on Nov 7, 2012Last modified by Qualys Documentation on Dec 1, 2016
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The following matrix provides detailed information on the specific virtualization and cloud technologies and versions which have been fully qualified for use as the operating platform for the Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance.


Customers are not restricted only to these platforms when deploying the virtual scanner appliance, and the virtual scanner appliance can be reasonably expected to function on other similar versions and platforms.  Customers are also free to perform conversions to other packaging and virtual hard drive formats (e.g., qcow, raw).  However, Qualys is only able to fully support those specific platforms and versions which have gone through our full qualification process and which are available for testing in our own labs, listed below.


If you wish to request full qualification of a virtualization or cloud platform not listed below, please notify your Qualys Technical Account Manager (TAM) and/or Qualys Support so that they may properly register this request with Qualys Product Management.


For more details on the virtual scanner appliance, see Reference: Qualys Virtual Scanner Appliance.



DistributionHost OSPlatform/Hypervisor
Standard OVA---VMware vCenter Server 5.0, 5.5, 6.0
VMware ESXi 5.0, 5.5, 6.0
Citrix XenServer 6.0 to 6.5
Microsoft Windows 7+VMware Workstation 9 to 12
VMware Player 7
VMware Workstation Player 12
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3, 5.0, 5.1
Apple Mac OS X 10.10+VMware Fusion 7, 8
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3, 5.0, 5.1
Linux 32 bitVMware Player 7
VMware Workstation Player 12
VMware Workstation 9 to 12
Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3, 5.0, 5.1
Linux 64 bitOracle VM VirtualBox 4.3, 5.0, 5.1
VMware Player 7
VMware Workstation 9 to 12
OpenStack---OpenStack Liberty, Mitaka, Newton
(Supports KVM and QEMU hypervisors)
VMware vApp OVA---VMware vCenter Server 5.0, 5.5, 6.0
Microsoft VHDWindows 2008 R2Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2
Windows 2012 R2Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Amazon Marketplace AMI
(Pre-Authorized Scanning)
---Amazon EC2-Classic
Amazon EC2-VPC
Amazon Marketplace AMI---Amazon EC2-Classic
Amazon EC2-VPC
Microsoft Azure Marketplace
---Microsoft Azure Classic Portal
Microsoft Azure New Portal
GCE private image---Google Cloud Platform


See Also



Update History

2012-11-28 - Added qualifications of VMware Workstation 9 and VMware Fusion 5.

2013-08-12 - Significant formatting updates

2016-07-15 - Updates to distribution packages and versions