000029173 - How to configure a WARM Tier on an RSA Security Analytics 10.4 Archiver

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Article Number000029173
Applies ToRSA Product Set: Security Analytics
RSA Product/Service Type: Archiver
RSA Version/Condition: 10.4.x
Platform: CentOS
O/S Version: EL6
ResolutionIn order to create a WARM tier on an RSA Security Analytics Archiver appliance, follow the steps below.
1. Create an NFS mount on the NAS, e.g: /mnt/Archiver.
 
2. Verify that the NFS mount is reachable from the Archiver.  In the example below, 10.44.10.68 is the IP address of the NAS.
[root@saarchiver archiver]# showmount -e 10.44.10.68
Export list for 10.44.10.68:
/mnt/Archiver (everyone)

3. Create a directory on the Archiver to mount the NFS.
mkdir /var/netwitness/archiver/nas

4. Add the NFS mount to /etc/fstab.
10.44.10.68:/mnt/Archiver /var/netwitness/archiver/nas nfs rw,nolock,tcp,auto,addr=10.44.10.68 0 0

5.  Issue the command mount -a to apply the change.
 
6. Verify the change with the df -h command, which should show output similar to the example below.
10.44.10.68:/mnt/Archiver
                       96G  223M   96G   1% /var/netwitness/archiver/nas

7. In the Security Analytics UI, navigate to Administration -> Services, click on the Action button for the Archiver, select View -> Config, and click on Add Tier.
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8. Configure the following under Warm tab then click the Save button:
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9. Click on the Apply button.
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10. At the prompt, click the Yes button.
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11. Once the Archiver service is back up, verify that it is seeing the Warm storage.
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If you are unsure of any of the steps above or experience any issues, contact RSA Support and quote this article number for further assistance.

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