Phagescan Workers

The Phagescan Worker is one of a collection of VMs running in a virtualization infrastructure. We currently support OpenStack and EC2 for cloud computing providers. You can also run VMs in any virtualization framework like: VMWare, VirtualBox, etc.

Using the Phagescan Workers

Once the VM is built and configured, there are only a few things that you may want to do on the VM.

Start/Stop the Celery Service

In a production environment, there will be a single celery service that will start automatically. On Linux, you can start and stop the service using the standard service scripts:

$ sudo service celeryd start

$ sudo service celeryd stop

In a development environment, it is often easiest to start it manually in debug mode to observe the output.

Refer to the OS-based installation documentation for the specifics:



Windows XP

Start/Stop Engine Services

Each engine will have its own start and stop script if it is run as a service. Some engines are simple scripts that are only executed on demand. Refer to the Engine Installation Documentation in [Project_root_dir]/engines/[engine_name]/INSTALL for assistance.

Update Engine Signatures

Some engines are signature-based, which we refer to as Evilness engines. On a production system, they are configured to automatically install signature updates multiple times per day. Provided the workers are given access to the public Internet. There is also a periodic Celery service on the Scan Master that will attempt to update signatures every 4 hours. However, if you want to update them manually, refer to the Engine Installation Documentation in [Project_root_dir]/engines/[engine_name]/INSTALL for assistance.