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Checking Connectivity to the Remote Server

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Before you can connect with AlienVault Technical Support remotely, you need to verify your connection to the Remote Support server from the Sensor. The USM Anywhere Sensor uses port 22 and 443 for SSHProgram to securely log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another through SCP. communications with the USM Anywhere Remote Support server. If there is an issue with your connectivity, make sure that port 22 and 443 are open to prod-usm-saas-tractorbeam.alienvault.cloud for the Sensor. If the ports are open and you still have no connectivity, check for any other physical problem on your side. If none are found, contact AlienVault Technical Support to find out if their server is temporarily down.

To check the network connectivity for the sensor

  1. While logged in to USM Anywhere, check your networking status by going to SETTINGS > System.
  2. If you have more than one deployed Sensor, select the one that you want to verify.

    If the page reports that this endpoint is unreachable, you may have a problem.

    Check the network connectivity status for the sensor

To verify remote support connectivity directly on the USM Anywhere Sensor

  1. Open your virtualization management console and connect to the USM Anywhere Sensor VM.

    Alternatively, you can open an SSH session to the Sensor VM.

    Important: If you are accessing an Azure sensor through SSH and you specified a username other than the default (sysadmin) for SSH access for the Sensor VM, you must use the following commands at the command line to "sudo up" and access the Sensor console:

    # sudo su –
    # su sysadmin

  2. From the USM Anywhere Sensor console System Menu, select Maintenance and press Enter (<OK>).

    Select the Maintenance option from the console System menu

  3. From the Maintenance menu, select Remote Support and press Enter (<OK>).

    Select the Remote Support option from the console Maintenance menu

  4. From the Remote Support menu, select Show Remote Support Status, press the arrow-down (↓) key, and then Enter (<OK>).

    The system displays an alert message that the check is in progress.

    The remote connecvtivity check could take a few minutes

    When the check is complete with a connection, you see a success alert.

    If there's no connection, the system displays an alert message that the remote server is unreachable.

    The connectivity displays a message if the endpoint is unreachable

    Note: If the system does make a connection, you see a success prompt.

  5. Press Enter (<OK>).