|Applies to Product:||USM Appliance™||AlienVault OSSIM®|
By default, the USM Appliance hardware appliance boots from its hard disk. When trying to restore the software on a USM Appliance to its factory status, you need to configure USM Appliance to boot from the USB drive instead. This section provides instructions for performing this task.
Starting from version 5.4, AlienVault ships USM Appliance hardware built on Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ProLiant Gen9 Servers. All prior versions of USM Appliance hardware are built on Supermicro servers. Follow the instructions pertaining to the USM Appliance hardware you have.
If the rear view of your USM Appliance hardware looks similar to the below, it is built on a Supermicro server:
To configure a USM Appliance on Supermicro hardware to boot from a USB drive
- Reboot USM Appliance, and press Del or Delete to launch the BIOS Setup Utility.
Using the arrow keys, move to Boot.
- On Boot Settings, move the cursor to Boot Device Priority and press Enter.
On Boot Device Priority, move the cursor to 1st Boot Device and select your USB device by using the + and – keys.
- To exit, press Esc.
- On Exit Options, move the cursor to Save Changes and Exit and press Enter.
- Press Enter again to confirm.
- Reboot USM Appliance.
If the rear view of your USM Appliance hardware looks similar to the below, it is built on an HPE ProLiant DL120 Gen9 Server:
To configure a USM Appliance on HPE hardware to boot from a USB drive
- Power on or restart USM Appliance.
- Press the F9 key, when prompted, to enter System Utilities.
- Select System Configuration and then BIOS/Platform Configuration (RBSU).
- Select Boot Options and then Legacy BIOS Boot Order, press Enter.
- Use the "+" or "-" key to move the USB entry to the top of the boot list.
- Press F10 to save your changes.
- Restart the server.
Note: The USM Appliance Remote Sensor hardware is built on HPE ProLiant DL20 Gen9 Servers, but you can follow the same procedure above to change the boot sequence.