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AlienVault® USM Central™

View Deployments

In USM Central you can view multiple USM Anywhere and USM Appliance deployments. This allows you to easily drill down and investigate issues related to the connected environments. You can also modify the display name for a deployment to help identify it within the USM Central instance.

Deployment Status

The Deployments page lists all USM Anywhere and USM Appliance deployments associated with your USM Central environment. The list displays data consumption, sensorsSensors are deployed into an on-premises, cloud, or multi-cloud environment to collect log and other security-related data. This data is normalized and then securely forwarded to USM Anywhere for analysis and correlation., storage, subscription, and connection status information for each deployment.

Deployment status types
Status Description

Connected

The deployment is connected to the USM Central environment.

Not Connected

The deployment is not currently connected to USM Central.

Connection Denied

A connection request was initiated from the deployment and the request was denied from the USM Central console.

Connection Request Sent

A connection request was initiated from the deployment and is awaiting an acceptance or denial.

You can accept or decline the request in the USM Central console.

Connecting

The USM Central is waiting for a USM Anywhere connection.

The USM Central is waiting until the token is entered in the USM Appliance.

Deployments Display

You can view all of your current deployments by navigating to Settings > Deployments. Here you can find the relevant data for all your deployments, including the number of deployments connected, subscription expiration dates, the amount of data under management, and the status of each individual deployment. You can also track the details of specific deployments, such as data usage, how many sensors are active, and the connectivity of the deployment. Click the plus icon () next to a deployment to expand its details.

Drill Down to a Specific Deployment

From USM Central, you can access any of the connected deployments.

To drill down to a specific deployment

  1. Click the USM Central menu at the top-left of the page.
  2. Click the deployment you want to access.

    Your browser opens a new tab or page and opens the web UI for the deployment.

Create a New Deployment

If you want to connect to a deployment that does not yet exist, you can create a new USM Anywhere or USM Appliance deployment. After you create the new deployment, follow the instructions in USM Central Connections to connect it to your USM Central instance.

New USM Anywhere Deployment

Review the documentation for the USM Anywhere Deployment process and complete the tasks for a new deployment.

After a successful USM Anywhere deployment, follow the USM Anywhere Connections process to initiate a connection to USM Central.

New USM Appliance Deployment

Review the documentation for the USM Appliance Deployment process and complete the tasks for a new deployment.

After a successful USM Appliance deployment, follow the USM Appliance Connections process to initiate a connection to USM Central.

Deployment Connection and Disconnection Notices

Deployments can be manually disconnected by users with administrative credentials from inside USM Central, USM Anywhere and USM Appliance. In the event that a disconnection occurs, the USM Central UI will display an alert about the disconnection with options to view the connection diagnostics, try to connect, and see whether the disconnection was intentional or not. If connection alerts are configured to be emailed, the details of the disconnection will be included in the body of the email.

View connection status and disconnect, reconnect, or troubleshoot connections.

In an event where an administrator wants to remove a deployment of either USM Anywhere or USM Appliance, they will have the option to either disconnect and purge all historical data, or disconnect and retain the historical data for records.