The following procedures explain how to deploy an ExtraHop Discover virtual appliance in a Microsoft Azure environment. You must have experience administering in an Azure environment to complete these procedures.
Your environment must meet the following requirements to deploy a virtual Discover appliance in Azure:
- An Azure storage account
- A Linux client with the latest updates installed
- The ExtraHop Discover 1000v or 2000v virtual hard disk (VHD) file, available on the ExtraHop Customer Portal
- A Discover appliance product key
- An Azure instance size that most closely matches the Discover appliance VM size, as
Appliance Azure Instance Size EDA 1000v Basic A3 or Standard DS2 EDA 2000v Basic A4 or Standard DS4
|Important:||If you want to deploy more than one ExtraHop virtual appliance, create the new instance with the original deployment package or clone an existing instance that has never been started.|
Before you beginIf you have not already done so, download the ExtraHop Explore appliance VHD file for Azure from the ExtraHop Customer Portal.
On your Linux client, open a terminal application and run the following
Install npm and node.js-legacy:
sudo apt-get install npm nodejs-legacy
Install the Azure command-line interface tools:
sudo npm install -g email@example.com
Note: Version 0.9.7 is not the most recent version of the Azure command-line tools. However, in order to upload VHD files to Azure, you must install the older version of the tool.
Download your publish settings file from Azure:
azure account downloadYour default browser automatically opens to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=254432
- Install npm and node.js-legacy:
- Sign into your Azure account.
- Save the .publishsettings file to your computer.
Return to your terminal application and run the following commands:
Import your publish settings file:
azure account import <path_to_publishsettings_file>
Create a boot image in the Azure blob storage location. The
<azure-EDA2000v.vhd> file is uploaded to blob
storage, and then the new virtual instance is created from this boot
azure vm image create <boot_image_name> <path_to_extrahop.vhd> -o linux -u <storage_account_url>
Where <boot_image_name> is the name of your boot image, <path_to_extrahop_extrahop.vhd> is the name of the ExtraHop VHD file on your local machine, and <storage_account_url> is the location of your storage account in Azure.For example:
azure vm image create example-image /temp/azure-EDA2000v-220.127.116.113.vhd -o linux -u https://exstorage1.blob.core.windows.net/vm-images/example-vm.vhd
Note: The VHD name in the URL (example-vm.vhd, in the example above) must be unique. If you try to overwrite an existing VHD file with the same name, this step will fail and you will need to repeat this step with a new VHD name.
Create and start an Azure VM instance:
azure vm create <vm_name> <boot_image_name> --ssh -z <instance_size> -l '<zone_name>' --userName user --password 'Ignored@Password1'
Where <vm_name> is the name of your Explore VM, <boot_image_name> is the name of the boot image you created in step 4b, <instance_size> is the Azure instance size, and <zone_name> is your Azure subscription region.
Note: Choose an Azure instance size that most closely matches the Discover VM size. For the EDA 1000v, select Basic_A3 or Standard_DS2. For the EDA 2000v, select Basic_A4 or Standard_DS4.For example:
azure vm create example-vm example-image --ssh -z Basic_A4 -l 'West US' --userName user --password 'Ignored@Password1'
Note: Azure requires that you specify a username and password to create and start the VM instance; however, the username and password are not required by the Discover virtual appliance.
Create HTTP and HTTPS endpoints. Endpoints are required to direct the
inbound network traffic to the virtual Discover appliance.
azure vm endpoint create -n HTTP <vm_name> 80 80
azure vm endpoint create -n HTTPS <vm_name> 443 443
Create rpcapd endpoints:
azure vm endpoint create -n rpcapd-tcp -o tcp <vm_name> 2003 2003
azure vm endpoint create -n rpcapd-udp -o udp <vm_name> 2003 2003
Note: By default, Access Control Lists (ACLs) do not restrict access to these endpoints.
- Import your publish settings file:
After the Discover appliance is deployed in Azure, log into the Discover Admin UI through the following URL: https://<vm_name>.cloudapp.net/admin.
|Note:||The default login name is setup and the password is default.|
Complete the following steps to apply a product key supplied by ExtraHop Support.
If you do not have a product key, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Tip:||To verify that your environment can resolve DNS entries for the
ExtraHop licensing server, open a terminal application on your Windows, Linux, or
Mac OS client and run the following
nslookup -type=NS d.extrahop.com
If the name resolution is successful, output similar to the following appears:
Non-authoritative answer: d.extrahop.com nameserver = ns0.use.d.extrahop.com. d.extrahop.com nameserver = ns0.usw.d.extrahop.com.
- In your browser, type the URL of the ExtraHop appliance (https://<vm_name>.cloudapp.net/admin).
- Review the license agreement, select I Agree, and then click Submit.
- On the login screen, type setup for the username and default for the password.
- Click Log In.
- In the Appliance Settings section, click License.
- Click Manage License.
- Click Register.
- Enter the product key and then click Register.
- Click Done.
The default time server setting is pool.ntp.org. If you want to maintain the default setting, skip this procedure and go to the next section.
- In the Appliance Settings section, click System Time.
- Click Configure Time.
- Click the Time Zone drop-down list and select a time zone.
- Click Save and Continue.
On the Time Setup page, select one of the following
- Set time manually
Note: You cannot manually set the time if the Discover appliance is managed by a Command appliance.
- Set time with NTP server
- Set time manually
Select the Set time with NTP server radio button, then
The pool.ntp.org public time server appears in the Time Server #1 field by default.
Type the IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the time servers
in the Time Server fields. You can have a maximum of nine
Tip: After adding the fifth time server, click Add Server to display up to four additional timer server fields.
- Click Save, and then click Done.
The NTP Status table displays a list of NTP servers that keep the system clock in sync. To sync the current system time a remote server, click the Sync Now button.
You must configure an email server and sender before the ExtraHop appliance can send notifications about system alerts by email.
- In the Network Settings section, click Notifications.
- Click Email Server and Sender.
Type the IP address or hostname for the outgoing SMTP mail server in the
SMTP Server field.
Note: The SMTP server should be the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or IP address of an outgoing mail server that is accessible from the ExtraHop management network. If the DNS server is set, then the SMTP server can be a FQDN, otherwise it needs to be an IP address.
- Type the port number for SMTP communication in the SMTP Port field. The default port number is 25.
Select one of the following encryption methods from the
Encryption drop-down list:
- None. SMTP communication is not encrypted.
- SSL/TLS. SMTP communication is encrypted through the Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security protocol.
- STARTTLS. SMTP communication is encrypted through STARTTLS.
Type the email address for the notification sender in the Sender
Note: The displayed sender address might be changed by the SMTP server. When sending through a Google SMTP server, for example, the sender email is changed to the user name supplied for authentication, instead of the originally entered sender address.
- Select Validate SSL Certificates to enable certificate validation. If you select this option, the certificate on the remote endpoint is validated against the root certificate chains specified by the trusted certificates manager. You must configure which certificates you want to trust on the Trusted Certificates page. For more information, see Add a trusted certificate to your ExtraHop appliance.
- Type the email address for the report sender in the Report Sender Address field.
- Select the Enable SMTP authentication checkbox and then type the SMTP server setup credentials in the Username and Password fields.
- Click Save.
Email notification groups are assigned to alerts to designate who should receive an email when that alert becomes active. Although you can specify individual email addresses to receive emails for alerts, email groups are the most effective way to manage your alert recipient list.
- In the Network Settings section, click Notifications.
- Click Email Notification Groups.
- Click Add Group.
In the Group Info section, enter the following
Name: The name of the email group.
System Health Notifications: Select this checkbox if you want to send system storage alerts to the email group. These alerts are sent under the following conditions:
- A virtual disk is in a degraded state.
- A physical disk is in a degraded state.
- A physical disk has an increasing error count.
- A necessary role is missing, such a firmware, datastore, or packet capture.
- In the Email Addresses text box, type the recipient email addresses for the team members that you want to receive the alert emails for this group. Email addresses can be entered one per line or separated by a comma, semicolon, or space. Email addresses are checked only for [name]@[company].[domain] format validation. There must be at least one email address in this text box for the group to be valid.
- Click Save.
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