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This blog is mainly a technical repository of information on Virtualisation tools and management for our hosting service.

Also for HP's Bladesystem that we use at both our datacentres.

Other articles are also included on .Net development and MS SQL Server as well as other interesting things we come across.

Friday 22 May 2020

Error: Unable to load TALPA modules. On access scan is not enabled/running.

If you are running an unsupported RHEL/Centos distro you can get Sophos talpa modules enabled by installing the kernel modules to allow compilation.

yum install kernel-devel-`uname -r`

Then select the talpa modules again to build them

/opt/sophos-av/engine/talpa_select select

Also check on access scanning is enabled and running and start if not

/opt/sophos-av/bin/savdctl enable
service sav-protect status (Sophos Anti-Virus daemon is active)
/opt/sophos-av/bin/savdstatus (Sophos Anti-Virus is active and on-access scanning is running)

Check that AV is updated

/opt/sophos-av/bin/savupdate (Successfully updated Sophos Anti-Virus from sdds:SOPHOS)

Everything else should be configurable from Sophos Central