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Managing Asset Fields

Role Availability Read-Only Analyst   Manager

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. Go to Settings > System.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Asset Fields to open the page.
  3. Click New Asset Field.
  4. Create Asset Field popup window

  5. Enter a display name.
  6. (Optional.) Enter 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:
  9. Options in the Type field (Create an asset field)
    Denomination Description
    Text Text in the default field.
    Select Enter the choices. You can add more than one by clicking the icon.
    Numeric Enter a numerical data to identify the field. You can use the icon to increase or decrease the number ().
    IP Enter 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. Go to Settings > System.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Asset Fields to open the page.
  3. Locate the asset field you want to modify. You can filter the search by name, user, priorities, and type of field.
  4. In the line of the asset field you want to modify, click the icon. This icon displays in the line of the editable fields that are not in the system by default.
  5. Modify the information of the items that need to be modified.
  6. Click Save.

Deleting Asset Fields

To delete an asset field

  1. Go to Settings > System.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Asset Fields to open the page.
  3. Locate the asset field that you want to delete. You can filter the search by name, user, priorities, and type of field.
  4. Click the icon.
  5. Click Accept to confirm.

Assign Asset Fields to a Group of Assets

To assign asset fields to a group of assets

  1. Go to Environment > Assets.
  2. Select the assets. See Selecting Assets in Asset List View for more information.
  3. Select Actions > Edit Fields.
  4. Assign asset fields to an asset

  5. Select the asset fields you want to assign the selected assets.
  6. Click Save.

Displaying Asset Fields from Assets

To display asset fields

  1. Go to Environment > Assets.
  2. Next to the asset name whose asset fields you want to review, click the icon and select Full Details.
  3. Below the main data of the asset, click More.
  4. Displaying the detail of an asset: asset fields