Description: Canaries aren't just hardware devices. You can run Canaries inside your virtualised infrastructure, using the same Console as always.
Requirements: All that's needed for a fully functioning bird :
- Disk space larger than 10GB
- 2GB memory
- Single CPU core
Note: we used VMWare vSphere 6.7 for this example, steps may vary depending on the version you are using.
Follow the steps below to create your Virtual Canary in VMware vSphere:
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 vSphere, click Actions and then Deploy OVF Template from the drop down list.
Select Choose Files and select the file from the location you downloaded it to and click Next.
- Name your virtual machine. (Note: we used CPT-SQL-Prod)
- Select the datacenter the Canary will live in. (Note: we selected 192.168.8.201 - Datacenter1)
- Click Next.
Select the compute resource/host the Canary will live in and click Next.
Note: we selected Datacenter1 - 192.168.8.30
Review the template details and click Next.
- Select Thin disk provisioning.
- Select the VM Storage Policy from the drop down list. (Note: we chose Datastore Default)
- Click Next.
Select the VM Network from the drop down list and click Next.
Note: we chose VM Network
Review the details and click Finish to begin the import.
Once the import has finished, power on the Canary:
- Select the Canary. (Note: we used CPT-SQL-Prod)
- Select Actions.
- Select Power from the drop down list and then Power 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.