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AlienVault® USM Appliance™

Configure Availability Monitoring

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

Availability monitoring in USM Appliance runs from the server, and can be used to monitor availability, assets, and services within your network. Monitoring an asset or service may require for the designated ports and ICMP protocol to be monitored as well. USM Appliance provides two types of asset availability monitoring:

  • Host monitoring — reports whether an asset is up or down
  • Services monitoring — discovers services on an asset and monitors their availability

You can also enable the AlienVault Availability-Monitoring plugin to see events, see Enable Plugins on Assets .

To enable availability monitoring on selected assets

  1. Navigate to Environment > Assets & Groups > Assets.
  2. Select the asset(s) you want to label. For assistance, see Selecting Assets in Asset List View.
  3. Click Actions and then Enable Availability Monitoring.

    A message displays informing you that the enablement was successful.

  4. To see the status of these assets and the services running on them, go to Environment > Availability or see the Asset Detail page for the individual asset.

To disable availability monitoring on selected assets

  1. Navigate to Environment > Assets & Groups > Assets.
  2. Select the asset(s) you want to label. For assistance, see Selecting Assets in Asset List View.
  3. Click Actions and then Disable Availability Monitoring.

    A message displays informing you that the disabling was successful.