Description: Canaries aren't just hardware devices. You can run Canaries inside your Microsoft Hyper-V infrastructure, using the same Console as the rest of your Canary fleet.
Note: Hyper-V Canaries are only supported on our new interface. We will enable the new interface for you when you request Hyper-V Canaries if you have not already got it enabled.
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 Hyper-V Canary:
Log in to your Console.
Click the + icon and click Add Canary.
Select Add Hyper-V Canary.
Click on Download Zip to start the download.
Your Hyper-V image will begin to download.
Note: once the download has been completed, extract the zip file to the storage location where your Canary will live in your Hyper-V environment and then move to Step 6.
On Hyper-V Manager, click Import Virtual Machine.
The wizard window will now appear, click Next.
- Click Browse... and browse to the location where you extracted the Hyper-V image.
- Click Next.
Confirm the Virtual Canary import and click Next.
Select the import option and click Next.
Note: we selected Register the virtual machine in-place (use the existing unique ID)
Note: if deploying the multiple Canaries, please select Copy the virtual machine (create a new unique ID)
Select the virtual network from the drop-down list that the VM will connect to and click Next.
Review the VM information and click Finish.
Right-click on the new VM and rename the VM to the specified name.
Right click on the VM and click Start to boot this Canary.
Your VM Canary is now running in Hyper-V.
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 set up your Virtual Canary from within your Console using the remote management - Guide found here.
You're done! ;-)