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Requirements for Hyper-V Sensor Deployment

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating system must be 2012 R2 with either Hyper-V Manager or System Center Virtual Manager (SCVMM) 2012
  • Hyper-V virtual machine with four cores and 12 GB of statically assigned memory
  • 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

Before you deploy a USM Anywhere Sensor, you must configure your firewallVirtual or physical device designed to defend against unauthorized access to data, resources, or a private network. A firewall’s primary purpose is to create segregation between two or more network resources, blocking undesirable traffic between them. permissions to enable the required connectivity for the new Sensor.

Note: Initial deployment of a USM Anywhere Sensor requires that you open egress/outbound ports and protocols in the firewall for communication with USM Anywhere and AlienVault cloud resources. After the initial sensor setup, you do not need to open any external inbound ports because the USM Anywhere Sensor receives no inbound connections from outside the firewall.

Type Ports Endpoints Purpose
TCP 80 Communication from the Sensor to the USM Anywhere environment, and from AlienVault for initial setup of the Sensor

Important: Both ingress and egress are required for the initial setup of the Sensor. After the Sensor is connected, you can close all ingress for this port.

TCP 443 Communication with AlienVault for initial setup and future updates of the Sensor
TCP 443 Ongoing communication with Open Threat Exchange®
TCP 443 your USM Anywhere subdomain
Ongoing communication with USM Anywhere
SSL / TCP 7100 your USM Anywhere subdomain
Ongoing communication with USM Anywhere
UDP 123

Synch with NTP services in the AlienVault cloud

We also recommend that you configure outbound connectivity for port 22 and 443 to to support 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. For more information about remote technical support through the USM Anywhere Sensor console, see Troubleshooting and Remote Sensor Support.

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 Creating 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 Creating the VM with SCVMM 2012.