CloudScape Pre-Deployment Checklist

Requirement Implemented?

Review the CloudScape Deployment and Discovery Quick Reference Guide

CloudScape Deployment and Discovery Quick Reference Guide

  • Yes
  • No

Review the Operations and Security documentation

Assessment Architecture

Analytics Engagement Process

Virtual Appliance Security

Engagement Operations & Security

Note: The Engagements Operations & Security section provides details around advanced or optional features, including:

  • Network Proxy support for the RN150 Virtual Appliance
  • SSH collection for Linux and UNIX devices
  • Application Socket Collection for Windows devices
  • Yes
  • No

Review the RN150 Virtual Appliance Setup documentation

RN150 Virtual Appliance Setup

  • Yes
  • No

VMware platform with the necessary resources available for RN150 deployment (vCenter/ESXi, VMware Workstation, VMware Player)

  • Details on resource requirements and supported VMware products are available on the RN150 Virtual Appliance Setup document
  • Yes
  • No
Network configuration settings for the RN150 Virtual Appliance, if not utilizing DHCP
  • Yes
  • No
  • DHCP

TCP 443 outbound from the RN150 Virtual Appliance to the RISC Networks NOC services

  • Details on the outbound requirements of the RN150 is available from the Assessment Architecture document
  • Yes
  • No

IP, ICMP, and TCP/UDP access from the RN150 Virtual Appliance to devices participating in the engagement

  • ICMP required to all participating devices
  • Other communication requirements are determined by the protocol in use, refer to the CloudScape Deployment and Discovery Quick Reference Guide
  • Yes
  • No

Subnet ranges to be included in the engagement

  • These may be provided via a CSV file for import into the RN150 Virtual Appliance
  • Yes
  • No

SNMP credentials for network devices

  • It is recommended to include network devices in all engagement types
  • Yes
  • No
  • Network devices not included

SSH credentials for Linux and UNIX hosts

  • Documentation for this feature is currently available in the Engagements Operations & Security documentation
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will use SNMP
  • No Linux/UNIX hosts
SNMP credentials for Linux and UNIX hosts (if not utilizing SSH or host operating system(s) not yet supported by the SSH feature)
  • Yes
  • No
  • Will use SSH
  • No Linux/UNIX hosts

Windows authentication credentials for Microsoft Windows hosts

  • If using a Windows domain account, must be a member of the Domain Admins group
  • If not using a Windows domain account, must be the local Administrator account
  • Yes
  • No
  • No Windows hosts

VMware credentials for vCenter or ESXi

  • Including the IP address of each vCenter, or if not using vCenter the IP address of each ESXi host, that is to be included in the engagement
  • Yes
  • No
  • VMware not included

All entered credentials successfully tested against at least one device eligible for the given protocol

  • To test each credential, at least one IP address for that device type must be known and available
  • Yes
  • No
All change orders needed to support the engagement been approved and implemented
  • Yes
  • No