Once you've identified where to deploy your Virtual Appliances, as a next step you'll need to understand the resource and network requirements for these appliance(s).
Refer to the Virtual Appliance Hardware Requirements document to know more about the System Requirements.
Appliance and Users to Cloud Connectivity
The Virtual Appliances connect to the CloudSphere Account Management portal to securely transfer the discovered data for analysis. It also reaches out to the portal to download updates to the engine. You'll need to allow outbound 443 access to the following domains to ensure connectivity from the Appliance to the CloudSphere platform:
If you're using a proxy in your environment for outbound access you will need to:
Configure proxy settings on your Appliance for connecting to CloudSphere domains.
Whitelist the "cloudsphere.com" domain (recommended) or the IP.Address (You can connect with the CloudSphere Support Team, to get the current IP address.).
User to Appliance Connectivity
After the initial setup, the appliance is reachable via HTTP on its web interface. The web interface on the appliance lets you register the Appliance to the CloudSphere Management Cloud.
Endpoints to Appliance Connectivity for Performance Metrics collection
Endpoints contain performance scripts and send the data to the appliance. The endpoints need to talk back to the appliance on the following.
|HTTP||8080||Performance metric script on the device posts metrics to the appliance.|
Note: To know about network requirements in detail,
refer to Network pre-requisites.
The next step is Step 4: Collect the Credentials required for scanning the target endpoints.