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.
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:
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):
When adding a Virtual Appliance from the Collectors' section of the Lumu Portal, besides their name, the following information should be provided:
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.
Now you are ready to download your Virtual Appliance. Click on the download option to select your hypervisor from the list:
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:
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.