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Probe Node Setup in AWS

Create the EC2 instance

  1. In the EC2 dashboard, click Launch Instance.

  2. Enter the name in the Name field.

  3. In Application and OS images, click Ubuntu with AMI as ami-0c65adc9a5c1b5d7c.

  4. In Architecture, select 64-bit (x86).

  5. In the Instance type, select r5.8xlarge (for 5gbps) and r5.16xlarge (for 10gbpd).

  6. Select the required keypair that is customer environment-specific.

  7. Go to Network Settings and then click Edit.

  8. Select VPC and Subnet.

  9. To create a security group, do the following:

    1. Add the name and description.

    2. Select the inbound rule to allow traffic through UDP port 4789.

    3. Add all the required rules for the probe node to communicate with the CCN and UXN instances. For more information, see LogRhythm NDR Prerequisites.

  10. Configure the required storage.

    1. Disk 1: 1x200 GB → GP2

    2. Disk 2: 23 TB (for 5 Gbps) and 46 TB (for 10 Gbps).

    3. Partition Disk 2 as opt and data with the specification given in the above reference document.

  11. Add the required advanced configurations that are customer-specific.

  12. Install Salt-Minion by following the below steps:

    1. Use command:

      sudo apt-get -y  update
    2. Use command:

      sudo apt-get install -y python3-software-properties
    3. Use the below command:
      To download, go to

      sudo curl -fsSL -o /usr/share/keyrings/salt-archive-keyring.gpg
    4. Use the below command:
      For more information, see focal main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/salt.list

      echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/salt-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] 
    5. Enter the below command:

      mkdir -p /etc/salt-2023
    6. Use command:

      mv /etc/salt/minion /etc/salt-2023/
    7. Enter command:

      sudo apt-get -y  update
    8. Enter the below command:

      sudo apt-get install -y  salt-minion
    9. Use command:

      sudo systemctl enable salt-minion.service
    10. Enter the below command:

      sudo systemctl restart salt-minion.service 

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