AlienVault® USM Anywhere™

Completing the GCP Sensor Setup

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst Manager

After you initialize a new USM Anywhere Sensor, you must configure it in the Setup Wizard. As you configure the sensor, you can enable USM Anywhere to perform specific actions through scheduled jobs, such as running an asset discovery scan or collecting security eventsInformation collected and displayed that describes a single system or user level activity that took place. from a predefined cloud storage location.

About Accessing the Setup Wizard

The Setup Wizard is accessible under the following circumstances:

  • After you first log in to the USM Anywhere web user interface (UI) and see the Welcome to USM Anywhere page, click Get Started to launch the Setup Wizard.
  • If you have already registered one USM Anywhere Sensor but did not complete the setup before logging out, the USM Anywhere Sensor Configuration page launches automatically at your next login to remind you to finalize configuration of the Sensor. From that page, you click Configure to launch the Setup Wizard and complete the sensor configuration.

  • If you registered an additional USM Anywhere Sensor, but did not complete the setup, the Sensors page displays an error ( ) in the Configured column.

    Click the to launch the Setup Wizard and complete the sensor configuration.

Configuring the Sensor in the Setup Wizard

The first time you log in from the Welcome to USM Anywhere web page, the Setup Wizard prompts you to complete the configuration of the first deployed sensor. Thereafter, you can use the Sensors page to configure an additional sensor or to change the configuration options for a deployed sensor.

The Setup Wizard displays the configuration steps for the GCP sensor

The Google Cloud Platform Configuration page provides information about the asset discovery that occurs upon the initial deployment of the USM Anywhere Sensor, summarizing the number of instances, instance types, and regions in your environment.

Review the initial discovery in your GCP environment

Click Next to proceed with the Setup Wizard and complete additional configuration on each page.

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Now is a great time to run a vulnerability scan. See Vulnerability Assessment for detailed information about running a vulnerability scan.