Azure: Installation Tasks

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Task 1 - Install 11.2.0.0 on the NetWitness Server (NW Server) Host

Note: You can perform this task for INTERNAL-RSANW-11.2.0.0.3274-Full instance.

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

      This initiates the nwsetup-tui (Setup program) and the EULA is displayed.

    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 12 (the DNS servers are not defined so the system cannot access the external repo).

    1. Tab to Accept and press Enter.
      The Is this the host you want for your 11.2 NW Server prompt is displayed.
    2. Tab to Yes and press Enter.
      Choose No if you already installed 11.2 on the NW Server.

      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.

      The Install or Upgrade prompt is displayed (Recover does not apply to the installation. It is for 11.2 Disater Recovery.).

    3. Press Enter Install (Fresh Install) is selected by default.
      The Host Name prompt is displayed.

      Caution: If you include "." in a host name, the host name must also include a valid domain name.

    4. Press Enter if want to keep this name. If not edit the host name, tab to OK, and press Enter to change it.

      The Master Password prompt is displayed.

      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 { } [ ] ( ) / \ ' " ` ~ ; : . < > -.

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

    6.  

      Type in the Password, down arrow to Verify, retype the password, tab to OK, and press Enter.
      One of the following conditional prompts is displayed.

      • The Setup program finds a valid IP address for this host, the following prompt is displayed.

        Press Enter if you want to use this IP and avoid changing your network settings. Tab to Yes and press Enter if you want to change the IP configuration found on the host.
      • If you are using an SSH connection, the following warning is displayed.

        Note: If you connect directly from the host console, the following warning will not be displayed.


        Press Enter to close warning prompt.

      • If the Setup Program found an IP configuration and you chose to use it, the Update Repository prompt is displayed. Go to step 10 to and complete the installation.
      • If the Setup Program did not find an IP configuration or if you chose to change the existing IP configuration, the Network Configuration prompt is displayed.

       
    7. Tab to OK and press Enter to use Static IP.
      If you want to use DHCP, down arrow to 2 Use DHCP and press Enter.
      The Network Configuration prompt is displayed.
    8. Down arrow to the network interface you want, tab to OK, and press Enter. If you do not want to continue, tab to Exit.
      The Static IP Configuration prompt is displayed.
    9. Type the configuration values (using the down arrow to move from field to field), tab to OK, and press Enter. If you do not complete all the required fields, an All fields are required error message is displayed (Secondary DNS Server and Local Domain Name fields are not required). If you use the wrong syntax or character length for any of the fields, an Invalid <field-name> error message is displayed.

      Caution: If you select DNS Server, make sure that the DNS Server is correct and the host can access it before proceeding with the installation.

      The Update Repository prompt is displayed.

      Update Repository

    10. If you select 2 An External Repo (on an externally-managed server), the UI prompts you for a URL.

      Enter the base URL of the NetWitness Platform external repo and click OK. The Start Install prompt is displayed.

    11. Apply the standard firewall configuration, press Enter.
      • Disable the standard configuration, tab to Yes and press Enter.

        The Disable firewall prompt is displayed.

        Tab to No (default), and press Enter to use the standard firewall configuration. Tab to Yes, and press Enter to disable the standard firewall configuration. If you select Yes, confirm your selection or No to use the standard firewall configuration.


    12. Press Enter to install 11.2 on the NW Server.
      The Start Install/Upgrade prompt is displayed.

      When Installation complete is displayed, you have installed the 11.2 NW Server on this host.

      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.

    1. Press Enter to install 11.2 on the NW Server.
      The Start Install/Upgrade prompt is displayed.

      When Installation complete is displayed, you have installed the 11.2 NW Server on this host.

      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.

  • Task 2 - Install 11.2 on Other Component Hosts

    Note: You can perform this task for INTERNAL-RSANW-11.2.0.0.3274-Lite instance.

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

      This initiates the Setup program and the EULA is displayed.

    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 12 (the DNS servers are not defined so the system cannot access the external repo).

    1. Tab to Accept and press Enter.

      The Is this the host you want for your 11.2 NW Server prompt is displayed.

      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.

    2. Press Enter (No).


    3. Press Enter. Install (Fresh Install) is selected by default.

      The Host Name prompt is displayed.

      Caution: If you include "." in a host name, the host name must also include a valid domain name.


    4. If want to keep this name, press Enter. If you want to change this name, edit it, tab to OK, and press Enter. The Deployment Password prompt is displayed.

    5. Type in the Password, down arrow to Verify, retype the password, tab to OK, and press Enter.

      • If the Setup program finds a valid IP address for this host, the following prompt is displayed.

        Press Enter if you want to use this IP and avoid changing your network settings. Tab to Yes and press Enter. If you want to change the IP configuration found on the host.

      • If you are using an SSH connection, the following warning is displayed.

        Press Enter to close warning prompt.

      • If the Setup Program found an IP configuration and you chose to use it, the Update Repository prompt is displayed. Go to step 10 to and complete the installation.
      • If the Setup Program could not find an IP configuration or if you chose to change the existing IP configuration, the Network Configuration prompt is displayed.



    6. Tab to OK and press Enter to use Static IP.If you want to use DHCP, down arrow to 2 Use DHCP and press Enter.

    7. Tab to OK and press Enter to use a Static IP.

      If you want to use DHCP, down arrow to 2 Use DHCP and press Enter.
      The Network Configuration prompt is displayed.

    8. Down arrow to the network interface you want, tab to OK, and press Enter. If you do not want to continue, tab to Exit.The Static IP Configuration prompt is displayed.

    9. Type the configuration values (using the down arrow to move from field to field), tab to OK, and press Enter.
      If you do not complete all the required fields, an All fields are required error message is displayed ( Secondary DNS Server and Local Domain Name fields are not required).
      If you use the wrong syntax or character length for any of the fields, an Invalid <field-name> error message is displayed.

      Caution: If you select DNS Server, make sure that the DNS Server is correct and the host can access it before proceeding with the installation.

    10. The Update Repository prompt is displayed.

      Press Enter to choose the Local Repo on the NW Server.

    11. To:
      • Apply the standard firewall configuration, press Enter.
      • Disable the standard configuration, tab to Yes and press Enter.
        The Disable firewall prompt is displayed.

        The disable firewall configuration confirmation prompt is displayed.

        Tab to Yes and press Enter to confirm (press Enter to use standard firewall configuration).
    12. The Start Install prompt is displayed.

    13. Press Enter to install 11.2 on the NW Server.
      When Installation complete is displayed, you have installed the 11.2.0.0 NW Server on this host.

      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.

    Log in to NetWitness Platform

    1. Log in to RSA NetWitness Platform.

    2. Go to Administration > Hosts.

      The New Hosts dialog is displayed with the host VMs that you created in Azure.

    3. Select the hosts that you want to enable.

      The Enable menu option becomes active.

    4. Click Enable.

       

    5. Select the host you enabled.
    6. Click and select the component you deployed in Azure (for example, Event Stream Analysis). For more information, see the Hosts and Services Getting Started Guide for Version 11.x.

    Note: For post installation tasks, see Physical Host Installation Guide.

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