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Configuring Network Monitoring

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

To configure network monitoring

  1. Choose the network interface you want to use for network monitoring
  2. Select Network Monitoring from the list. 

    Once selected, USM Appliance immediately configures the network interface to listen for incoming traffic.

  3. Configure your virtual machine to get traffic from your physical network. 

    Configure Network Interfaces window for Getting Started Wizard.

Once the network is forwarding data to the selected network interface, the Status indicator changes from red to green. This means that the interface is both configured and receiving data as expected.

After you've configured the network monitoring interface, verify that it's receiving network traffic. If you are on a virtual network, make sure that you are receiving network traffic and not just virtual switch traffic. Follow the instructions in Monitor VMware Standard Virtual Switches.