Deploy Virtual Appliances

Deploy Virtual Appliances

The Lumu Virtual Appliance (VA) is a pre-configured lightweight virtual machine solution running Ubuntu that collects the network metadata of your entire enterprise and forwards it to the Lumu cloud with the lowest impact on the network operation. This guide shows how to create and download a Lumu VA.

To get started and review requirements for Lumu Virtual Appliances, consult our document Introduction to Virtual Appliances.

Follow these simple steps to create and download a pre-configured Virtual Appliance and start illuminating threats and adversaries within your network in a few minutes:

Steps to deploy Lumu VA

Create a Virtual Appliance

You can add a Virtual Appliance while creating your Lumu account, or it can be easily managed from the Collectors' section of the Lumu Portal.

When creating a Virtual Appliance from the first account set up, you will be asked for a name to identify your VA, as in the following image (you can later define a label and set up a description):

Define a name for the Lumu VA

When adding a Virtual Appliance from the Collectors' section of the Lumu Portal, besides their name, the following information should be provided:

  1. Description: an optional brief description for the VA.
  2. Label: optionally assign a default label with which all the captured metadata will be associated by default
Creating a Virtual Appliance Creating a Virtual Appliance
Labels give you the power to sort your traffic by geography, departments, business units, critical assets, or as needed.

Once you create a virtual appliance, you will see its activation code. Be sure to save it. Once you click Next, you will not be able to view or recover this code again. In case you lose the activation code, you can revoke a virtual appliance and create a new one.

Activation code for the VA Activation code for the VA

Now you are ready to download your Virtual Appliance. Click on the download option to select your hypervisor from the list:

Downloading the VA file Downloading the VA file

Set Up a Virtual Appliance

Refer to our sizing guidelines for detailed sizing and bandwidth considerations. 

After creating and downloading a VA, proceed with the importing and configuration of the Virtual Appliance. Consult the following guides for the corresponding hypervisors and Cloud environments:

Install on hypervisors:
  1. VirtualBox
  2. Windows Hyper-V
  3. VMware ESXi
  4. VMware Workstation
Deploy on Cloud environments:
  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  2. Microsoft Azure
  3. Google Cloud

Configure VA Collectors

Once you have set up a Lumu Virtual Appliance, you need to activate and configure it. You also might need to configure a VA collector. You can find all detailed steps in Configure Virtual Appliances and VA collectors.

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