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AlienVault® USM Appliance™

Set Up the Management Interface

Applies to Product: USM Appliance™ AlienVault OSSIM®

The first time you power on the USM Appliance hardware or launch the virtual machine console after the deployment, you must configure the management interface to establish network connection. You can configure the management interface manually or use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). But after the initial setup, DHCP configuration is no longer available.

Important: When using DHCP configuration, you should create an address reservation for USM Appliance prior to configuration. To ensure proper functionality, USM Appliance requires a static IP address.

management interface initial setup

To configure the management interface using DHCP

  1. On the AlienVault Setup screen, select DHCP Configuration.
  2. USM Appliance displays the network settings assigned by your DHCP server. Press Enter to apply.

    USM Appliance configures the management interface and AlienVault services.

To configure the management interface manually

  1. On the AlienVault Setup screen, select Manual Configuration.
  2. Type the IP address and press Enter.
  3. Type the Netmask for the network and press Enter.
  4. Type the Gateway for the network and press Enter.
  5. Type the IP address of the DNS server and press Enter.

    Note: If you have multiple DNS servers, type each of their IP addresses separated by a comma.

  6. Verify the values you entered previously and press Enter.

    USM Appliance configures the management interface and AlienVault services.