Deploy Lumu VA in Google Cloud

Deploy Lumu VA in Google Cloud

Lumu Virtual Appliance  (VA) is a virtualized machine that provides you with 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 Virtual Appliance i n GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

Requirements

To ensure the successful deployment of a Lumu VA on GCP, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  1. GCP management rights.

GCP Set Up

To create a cloud collector, you must first obtain the virtual appliance image in GCP.
Contact 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”.
Copying the Lumu VA AMI Copying the Lumu VA AMI
2. Specify a Name for your VA, the desired region and select a machine configuration for your VA. 
Machine configuration Machine configuration
Review our sizing guidelines to evaluate the virtual hardware considerations.
3. In the “Boot disk” section, click “Change” to configure your boot disk.
Boot disk configuration 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”.
Boot disk configuration - custom images 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.
Boot disk creation Boot disk creation
6. Make sure to select the checkbox “Enable connecting to serial ports”, located below the Remote access block.
Enabling remote access 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”.
SSH settings SSH settings
Lumu VA start screen Lumu VA start screen
For further details, consult the Google Cloud Platform documentation

Activate and Configure the Virtual Appliance

Once you have configured GCP for the Lumu Virtual Appliance, you are ready to activate and explore the VA general settings. See the  Configure Virtual Appliance for detailed guidance.
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