Adding an existing MetaDefender Core instance

The following guideline describes how to add an existing MetaDefender Core instance to OPSWAT Central Management.

  1. Go to the MetaDefender Core management page under Inventory in the sidebar.


  2. Click the ADD CORE button in the right top panel.


  3. The dialog Add Core will be opened. Select the Add an existing Core button.


  4. Fill the proper inputs. You can click the TEST CONNECTION button to check the connection status.


    • Name: The name you want to assign to the new Core instance

    • API Key: The API Key of the Core instance that should be used to authenticate the request

      In order to access or modify the configuration or license settings of the instance, the chosen API Key should have the corresponding permission.

    • Server Address: The address of the Core instance

  5. The dialog will be closed and the Core page will be reloaded automatically if the result is successful.


The status of the Core is Connected after fetching the version of this Core successfully.