Description: Canaries aren't just hardware devices. You can run virtualised Canaries inside your VM infrastructure with the same features that a physical Canary brings.
Requirements: All that's needed for a fully functioning bird:
- Disk space larger than 10GB
- 2GB memory
- Single CPU core
Note: we used VMWare ESXi 6.5 for this example, steps may vary depending on the version you are using.
Follow the steps below to create your Virtual Canary in VMware ESXi:
Log in to your Console.
Click the + icon and click Add Canary.
Click Add VMware Canary.
Click Download and then Click OVA to begin the download.
The OVA file has now successfully downloaded.
On ESXi, click Create / Register VM.
Select Deploy a virtual machine from an OVF or OVA file and click Next.
- Name your virtual machine. (Note: we used "CPT-SQL")
- Drag and drop the OVA file or select the file from the location you downloaded it to.
- Click Next.
Select the storage location for the virtual machine.
Note: we chose "datastore1"
- Select the VM Network from the drop down list. (Note: we chose "VM Network")
- Select Thin disk provisioning.
- Tick Power on automatically.
- Click Next.
Your Virtual Canary is almost ready to go!
Your Virtual Canary is being provisioned.
Your Virtual Canary has successfully been provision and powered on.
On your Console you should see a pop up to confirm your new Canary.
Click Add Canary.
Your Virtual Canary will boot and connect back to your Console.
You can setup your Virtual Canary from within your Console using the remote management - Guide found here.