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Redeploying a Sensor

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USM Anywhere enables you to redeploy a SensorSensors are deployed into an on-premises, cloud, or multi-cloud environment to collect log and other security-related data. This data is normalized and then securely forwarded to USM Anywhere for analysis and correlation., which means that you can delete a sensor and link all assetsAn IP-addressable host, including but not limited to network devices, virtual servers, and physical servers. and jobs to a new one. You can use this option, for instance, when your disk is corrupted, you have an irreparable failure, or you want more resources in your environment.

After redeploying a Sensor, the current disk and memory states are discarded, and your environment reverts to the disk and memory states of your previous configuration. If you redeploy the USM Anywhere Sensors, you will keep all the information the Sensor has, such as eventsAny traffic or data exchange detected by AlienVault products through a Sensor, or through external devices such as a firewall., assets, and alarmsAlarms provide notification of an event or sequence of events that require attention or investigation.. If you delete a Sensor, you will lose all the information related to that Sensor.

Note: All your data will be secure if you redeploy the sensors that are on the same platform.

Warning: Keep in mind that after redeploying a USM Anywhere Sensor, you need to do all the configurations tied to the Sensor (for example, AlienApps, logins for VMware vSphere for scans, Active Directory configuration, or TLS syslog certificates).

To deploy a sensor

  1. Go to Data Sources > Sensors to open the page.
  2. Click the icon of the sensor you want to redeploy.
  3. Click Delete this sensor and deploy a new one to open a new window that shows the authenticationProcess used to verify the identity of a user, user device, or other entity, usually through a username and password. code that you will later need for activating your sensor.
  4. Deploy the sensor following the instructions in the Deployment Guide. Depending on your type of sensor, you will have to follow different instructions.
  5. Configure your USM Anywhere Sensor following the steps in the Setup Wizard. See the Setup Wizard documentation for more information.
  6. Go to Data Sources > Sensors to open the page.
  7. Check that your deployed sensor is on the list, ready and well-configured.

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