You have the option to deploy Lumu Virtual Appliances as cloud collectors in cloud solutions such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.
(VA) is a virtualized machine that provides all the elements required to collect network metadata to provide you with maximum visibility when it comes to identifying compromised network endpoints within your infrastructure.
This guide contains the necessary steps to deploy a Lumu Virtual Appliance as a cloud collector on GCP (Google Cloud Platform).
To ensure the successful deployment of a Lumu VA on GCP, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
GCP management rights.
GCP Set Up
To create a cloud collector, you must first obtain the virtual appliance image in GCP.
Lumu support, providing your GCP admin email address. We will use this information for sharing the Lumu Virtual Appliance AMI with you directly via GCP.
1. After receiving the confirmation email from Lumu, go to the GCP dashboard, navigate to the “Compute Engine” > “VM Instances” menu, then click to “Create”.
Figure 1- Copying the Lumu VA AMI.
2. Specify a Name for your VA, the desired region and select a machine configuration for your VA.
Figure 2 - Machine configuration.
3. In the “Boot disk” section, click “Change” to configure your boot disk.
Figure 3 - Boot disk configuration.
4. Go to the “Custom Images” tab and select the image of the virtual appliance shared by Lumu from the “Show images from” drop-down list, then click “Select”.
Figure 4 - Boot disk configuration - custom images.
5. Configure the HTTP or HTTPS traffic to the virtual appliance appropriately and click “Create” to create and start the VM.
Figure 5 - Boot disk creation.
6. Make sure to select the checkbox “Enable connecting to serial ports”, located below the Remote access block.
Figure 6 - Enabling remote access.
7. Once the serial port is enabled, you can connect to the VA and start the SSH service using the default credentials (the following step) with the command “sudo service ssh start”.
Figure 7 - SSH settings.
Figure 8 - Lumu VA start screen
Virtual Appliance Activation and Setup
Once you have configured GCP and uploaded the Lumu Virtual Appliance, you are ready to activate and explore the VA general settings.