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Managing Asset Fields

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All assetsAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers. include several fields for identifying and classifying each asset. You can add all fields you need, modify them or delete them when you do not need them.

Note: It is not possible to modify or delete the fields that are system defaults.

Creating Asset Fields

To create an asset field

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS > SYSTEM.
  2. Click Asset Fields on the left navigation panel.
  3. The asset fields page displays.

  4. Click New Asset Field.
  5. Type a display name.
  6. (Optional) Type a description.
  7. Select a display priority. You can choose Summary, Detail, or Hidden. Choose Hidden if you do not want to see this field in the details of the assets. Use Hidden for correlationCorrelation identifies potential security threats by identifying relationships between multiple types of events occurring in two or more assets. eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AlienVault products through a Sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall. or suppression of events, for instance.
  8. Select a type. See the options in the table below:
  9. Options in the Type field (Create an asset field)
    Denomination Description
    Text Text in the default field.
    Select Type the choices. You can add more than one by clicking the Plus icon (+).
    Numeric Type a numerical data to identify the field. You can use the icon to increase or decrease the number ().
    IP Type an IP address.
    Boolean Select one of the options: No Default, True, or False.
  10. Click Save.

Modifying Asset Fields

To modify an asset field

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS > SYSTEM.
  2. Click Asset Fields on the left navigation panel.
  3. The asset fields page displays.

  4. Search the asset field you want to modify. You can filter the search by name, user, priorities, and type of field.
  5. Click the Edit icon () that displays in the line of the asset field you want to modify. This icon displays in the line of the editable fields that are not in the system by default.
  6. Modify the information you need to.
  7. Click Save.

Deleting Asset Fields

To delete an asset field

  1. Navigate to SETTINGS > SYSTEM.
  2. Click Asset Fields on the left navigation panel.
  3. The asset fields page displays.

  4. Search the asset field you want to delete. You can filter the search by name, user, priorities, and type of field.
  5. Click the Delete icon () .
  6. A popup window displays to confirm the deletion.

  7. Click Accept to confirm.

Assign Asset Fields to a Group of Assets

To assign asset fields to a group of assets

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Select the assets. For assistance, see Selecting Assets in Asset List View.
  3. Select Actions > Edit Fields.
  4. Select the asset fields you want to assign the selected assets.
  5. Click Save.

Displaying Asset Fields from Assets

To display asset fields

  1. Navigate to ENVIRONMENT > ASSETS.
  2. Click the blue chevron icon () located next to the asset name whose asset fields you want to review and select Full Details.
  3. Click More... below the main data of the asset.
  4. Displaying the detail of an asset: marking asset fields