Lumu Virtual Appliance - Deploy on Hyper-V

Deploy on Hyper-V

The best way to implement Lumu in your network is to delegate DNS resolution tasks to the Lumu Virtual Appliance (VA).

A Lumu Virtual Appliance (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.


To ensure the Lumu VA works correctly, you must use a supported virtualization platforms’ versions. These are the minimum requirements and supported versions for deploying Lumu VA on Hyper-V:

  1. Microsoft Hyper-V on Windows Server 2016+.
Note: When creating this article, we used a Hyper-V hosted on a Windows Server 2016 Standard, the steps may vary on different OS versions. Consult the Microsoft documentation for more details on supported operating systems for Hyper-V.

Virtual Appliance Setup

Now that you have created a Lumu Virtual Appliance and selected the option to download it for Hyper-V, it is time to set up and start the VA.

1. Import the appliance into Microsoft Hyper-V Manager by browsing to the folder where the previously downloaded ZIP files were extracted.

Importing the appliance into Hyper-VFigure 1 - Importing the appliance into Hyper-V.

2. From the Choose Import Type option, select the option to copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID).

Choosing the import typeFigure 2 - Choosing the import type.
Review our sizing guidelines to evaluate the virtual hardware requirements we recommend.

3. On the consecutive screens, set the destination and storage folders as you prefer. From the Connect Network screen, select a Virtual Switch that exposes the virtual machine to your network endpoints directly.

It is recommended to create an External Virtual Switch that maps a physical Network Interface Card. Ignore any errors regarding the InternalNAT Virtual Switch.
Network settings on Hyper-VFigure 3 - Network settings on Hyper-V.
4. On the Completing Import Wizard screen, review all your choices and, if they are all correct, click on Finish.
Finishing the import wizardFigure 4 - Finishing the import wizard.

Initialize the Virtual Appliance

The initialization process consists of downloading the latest version of the Virtual Appliance software and performing pre-configuration tasks.

Before starting up the virtual machine, please make sure that the network where the Virtual Appliance is going to operate is connected to the internet. The Virtual Appliance is an integrated device and needs an internet connection to pull its components as well as to upload the DNS resolution information to our cloud platform.

Select the newly created virtual machine and click on the option to initialize it.

VA start process on Hyper-VFigure 5 - VA start process on Hyper-V.

Activate and Configure the Virtual Appliance

Once you have installed the Lumu Virtual Appliance, you are ready to activate and explore the VA general settings, see the General Configuration guide.

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