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.
We do not recommended VirtualBox for production deployments.
Note: we used VirtualBox Version 6.1.12 for this example, steps may vary depending on the version you are using.
Requirements: All that's needed for a fully functioning bird:
- Disk space larger than 10GB
- 2GB memory
- Single CPU core
Follow the steps below to create your Virtual Canary in VirtualBox:
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 VirtualBox click Import.
- Select the file from the location you downloaded it to.
- Select where you want the VM to be installed.
- Set the Mac Address Policy to Include only NAT network adapter MAC addresses.
Click Start and then click Normal Start to power on this VM.
Your Virtual Canary has successfully 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.