AlienVault® USM Anywhere™

Requirements for Hyper-V Sensor Deployment

Review the following prerequisites to ensure an efficient setup and configuration of a USM Anywhere Sensor on Microsoft Hyper-V.

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating system must be Windows Server 2012 R2 with either Hyper-V Manager or System Center Virtual Manager (SCVMM) 2012, or Windows Server 2016
  • Dedicated 4 CPUs and 12 GB of statically assigned memory
  • Dedicated 150 GB of disk space (100 GB data device and 50 GB root device)
  • Internet connectivity from the virtual machine

Recommended Requirements

Sensor Ports and Connectivity

For USM Anywhere Sensor deployment in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the Cloud Deployment Manager template automatically creates the firewall rules needed for network connectivity between the instances within the virtual private Cloud (VPC).

Note: The required firewall rules are outlined below.

Type Ports Inbound/Outbound Endpoints Purpose
TCP 443 Outbound Communication with AT&T Cybersecurity for initial setup and future updates of the Sensor
TCP 443 Outbound Ongoing communication with Open Threat Exchange® (OTX)
TCP 443 Outbound your USM Anywhere subdomain
Ongoing communication with USM Anywhere
SSL / TCP 7100 Outbound/Inbound your USM Anywhere subdomain
Ongoingand Incoming communication with USM Anywhere
UDP 53 Outbound DNS Servers (Google Default) Ongoing communication with USM Anywhere
UDP 123 Outbound

Synch with network time protocol (NTP) services in the AT&T Cybersecurity Secure Cloud
TCP 22 and 443 Outbound

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 Secure Copy (SCP). communications with the USM Anywhere Remote Support server.

See Troubleshooting and Remote Sensor Support for more information about remote technical support through the USM Anywhere Sensor console.

Hyper-V Machine Deployment

You can deploy a Hyper-V virtual machine using either of the following management tools:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Manager, which is an administrative tool for managing local and remote Hyper-V servers. For more information, see Create the VM with Hyper-V Manager.
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, which is designed for managing large numbers of virtual servers, based on Microsoft Virtual Server and Hyper-V. For more information, see Create the VM with SCVMM 2012.