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About the Getting Started Wizard

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

AlienVault provides a Getting Started Wizard for USM Appliance All-in-One to help first-time users configure the built-in security capabilities. Within minutes, the wizard walks you through a simple, step-by-step workflow to accomplish the following:

  • Set up networks
  • Run an asset discovery scan
  • Deploy HIDS agents
  • Configure external data sources


Before you can run the Getting Started Wizard, you must deploy the USM Appliance All-in-One. For instructions, see USM Appliance Deployments.

Skipping the Getting Started Wizard

Running the Getting Started Wizard is highly recommended, but optional.

To skip it at any time, click Skip AlienVault Wizard on the Welcome page (shown), or subsequent pages.

Getting Started Wizard - Welcome page

If you skip the wizard, each time you log in as administrator, a banner appears above the primary navigation bar that reads:

Extend your visibility. Collect more data now.

Clicking this banner relaunches the Getting Started Wizard.

Until you click Finish, after completing the last task in the wizard, the reminder banner will be available.


To get started, see Running the Getting Started Wizard.