GCP Install: Installation Tasks

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Before you begin the installation tasks make sure you open the firewall ports. For more information on the lists of all the ports in a deployment, see the "Network Architecture and Ports" topic in the Deployment Guide for RSA NetWitness Platform 11.4.

Caution: Do not proceed with the installation until the ports on your firewall are configured.

Tasks - Install 11.4.0.0 on the NetWitness Server (NW Server) Host and Other Component Hosts

Caution: If you want to install the Endpoint Relay Server, do not run the nwsetup-tui script. Follow the instructions in "(Optional) Installing and Configuring Relay Server” in the NetWitness Endpoint Configuration Guide for RSA NetWitness Platform Guide.

1. Run the nwsetup-tui command to set up the host.

    1. This initiates the setup program and the EULA is displayed.
      Eula prompt
      Tab to Accept and press Enter.

      Note: 1.) When you navigate through the setup program prompts, use the down and up arrows to move among fields, use tab key to move to and from commands (such as <Yes>, <No>, <OK>, and <Cancel>. Press Enter to register your command response and move to the next prompt.
      2.) The setup program adopts the color scheme of the desktop or console you use access the host.
      3.) If you specify DNS servers during setup program (nwsetup-tui) execution, they MUST be valid (valid in this context means valid during setup) and accessible for the nwsetup-tui to proceed. Any misconfigured DNS servers cause the setup to fail. If you need to reach DNS server after setup that unreachable during setup, (for example, to relocate a host after setup that would have a different set of DNS Servers), see the "Post Installation Tasks" topic in the Physical Host Installation Guide.
      If you do not specify DNS Servers during setup (nwsetup-tui), you must select 1 The Local Repo (on the NW Server) in the NetWitness Platform Update Repository prompt in step 9 for other component host (the DNS servers are not defined so the system cannot access the external repo).

    2. The Is this the host you want for your 11.4 NW Server prompt is displayed.
    Host for 11.4 NW Server

    3. Tab to Yes and press Enter to install NW Server.
    Tab to No and press Enter to install other Component Hosts.

    Caution: If you choose the wrong host for the NW Server and complete the setup, you must restart the setup program (step 2) and complete all the subsequent steps to correct this error.

    4. The Install or Recover prompt is displayed.
    NetWitness Server Host prompt
    Fresh Install

    Other Component Host prompt

    Install

    Press Enter. By default, the Install (Fresh Install) option is selected.

    5. The System Host Name prompt is displayed.
    System Host Name
    Press Enter if you want to keep this name. If not, edit the host name, tab to OK, and press Enter to change it.

    6. The Master Password prompt is displayed.
    Master Password
    Type in the Password, down arrow to Verify, retype the password, tab to OK, and press Enter.
    The following list of characters are supported for Master Password and Deployment Password:

    • Symbols : ! @ # % ^ + ,
    • Numbers :0-9
    • Lowercase Characters : a-z
    • Uppercase Characters : A-Z
      No ambiguous characters are supported for Master Password and Deployment Password (for example: space { } [ ] ( ) / \ ' " ` ~ ; : . < > -.
      1. Caution: This step 6 is applicable only for NW Server Host.

      7. The Deployment Password prompt is displayed.
      Deployment Password
      Type in the Password, down arrow to Verify, retype the password, tab to OK, and press Enter.

      Caution: This step 7 is applicable for both NW Server and other Component Host.

      8. The setup program finds a valid IP address for this host and the following prompt is displayed.

      IP Address assigned to this host

      Tab to No and press Enter, if you want to use this IP and avoid changing your network settings.

      9. The NetWitness Platform Update Repository prompt is displayed.
      NetWitness Platform Update Repository

      • For NW Server Host: Select 2 An External Repo (on an externally-managed server). Tab to OK and press Enter.
      • For other Component Hosts: Select 1 The Local Repo (on the NW Server). Tab to OK and press Enter.

      10. The NetWitness Platform 11.4 External Update Update Repo URL prompt is displayed.
      External Update Repo URL

      Keep the default base URL, tab to OK and press Enter.

      Caution: This step 10 is applicable only for NW Server Host.

      11. The NW Server IP Address prompt is displayed.
      NW Server IP Address

      Enter the IP address of 11.4 NW Server host, tab to OK and press Enter.

        1. Caution: This step 11 is applicable only for other Component Host.

        12. The Disable Firewall prompt is displayed
        Disable Firewall

        Tab to No and press Enter.

        13. Press Enter to install 11.4 on the NW Server.

        The Start Install/Upgrade prompt is displayed.
        Start Install/Upgrade

        14. When Installation complete is displayed, you have installed the 11.4 NW Server on this host.

          1. Note: Ignore the hash code errors similar to the errors shown in the following screen shot that are displayed when you initiate the nwsetup-tui command. Yum does not use MD5 for any security operations so they do not affect the system security.

            Note: If you want to perform a silent installation using CLI, see the "Silent Installation Using CLI 110192" topic in the Physical Host Installation Guide.

            Storage Configurations

            To understand what type of storage is required for the instance to be deployed, review the Storage Guide for RSA NetWitness Platform 11.x. The storage guide provides guidance on the required performance recommendations such as disk types (SSD vs SAS), IOPs, and block devices.

            Create a Disk

            To understand which volumes are required to support the instance, see the Storage Requirements topic in the Storage Guide for RSA NetWitness Platform 11.x.

            To create a disk:

            1. Go to Google Cloud Platform > Compute Engine > VM Instance to identify the VM instance.

            2. Click the instance name, for example logdecoder-full-14000-7d1afd1c.
              VM Instances

            3. Click to make the required changes.
              The VM instance details view is displayed.
              Edit mode
            4. Under Additional disks (Optional), click Add new disk to add a new disk.
              Add new disk
            5. The New disk dialog is displayed.
              Add disk
              Enter values in the following fields:
              1. Name: Enter a unique name.
              2. (Optional) Description : Enter the required additional information.
              3. Type: Select Standard persistent disk from the drop-down menu.
              4. Snapshot schedule: By default, No schedule option is selected.
              5. Under Source type > Blank disk.
                • Mode: By default, Read/write option is selected.
                • Deletion rule: By default, Keep disk option is selected.
              6. Size (GB): Enter the required size.
              7. Under Encryption: By default, Google-managed key is selected.
              8. Device name: By default, Based on disk name (default) is selected.
              9. Click Done.
            6. Click Save.

            Note: To add another disk to the instance type, repeat steps 1 to 6.

            Storage Allocations

            For storage allocations, see the Prepare Virtual or Cloud Storage topic in the Storage Guide for RSA NetWitness Platform 11.x.


         

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