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Installing FortiSIEM From an ISO

This topic covers installation of FortiSIEM from an ISO under a native file system, also known as installing "on bare metal."

Hardware Requirements for Collector Nodes

Component Quantity Host SW Processor Memory OS/App Storage
Collector 1 ESX 2 Core 2 GHz, 64-bit 4 GB 40 GB
Collector 1 Native Linux 2 Core, 64-bit 4GB 40 GB
Suggested Platform: Dell PowerEdge R210 Rack Server 

ISO Installation

You can install Collectors on bare metal hardware (without a Hypervisor layer). Be sure to read the section on Hardware Requirements for Collector Nodes before starting the installation process.

  1. Download the ISO image from:
    https://support.fortinet.com.html
  2. Burn the ISO to a DVD so that you can boot from it to begin the setup.
  3. Before you begin the installation, make sure the host where you want to install the Collector has an Internet connection. Once the ISO DVD boots up, it will prompt you for installation-specific input such as the following:
    • Keyboard type
    • Language
    • Timezone
    • Whether to re-initialize (i.e. reformat) the disk where it will install collector
    • root password
  4. Log in to the server where you want to install the Collector as user root with the password you created at installation time.
  5. Make sure your boot DVD is loaded.
  6. Run the following script to configure the IP and hostname:
    /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net.
    • The machine will reboot and yum update itself.
    • Make sure the collector can reach the os-pkgs-cdn.fortisiem.fortinet.com and os-pkgs.fortisiem.fortinet.com URLs on port 443 for OS updates.
  7. Once the machine reboots, log in again as user root with password with the password you created at installation time.
  8. Run the following command to install the i686 packages required by phCheckpoint:
    • yum -y install libcurl.i686 net-snmp-libs.i686 libesmtp.i686 libstdc++.i686 pam.i686 libicu.i686
  9. Register the Collector with Supervisor using the following command:
    • phProvisionCollector

      For example:
      phProvisionCollector --add <Organization-user-name> <Organization-user-password> <Supervisor-IP> <Organization-name> <Collector-name>

 

Installing FortiSIEM From an ISO

This topic covers installation of FortiSIEM from an ISO under a native file system, also known as installing "on bare metal."

Hardware Requirements for Collector Nodes

Component Quantity Host SW Processor Memory OS/App Storage
Collector 1 ESX 2 Core 2 GHz, 64-bit 4 GB 40 GB
Collector 1 Native Linux 2 Core, 64-bit 4GB 40 GB
Suggested Platform: Dell PowerEdge R210 Rack Server 

ISO Installation

You can install Collectors on bare metal hardware (without a Hypervisor layer). Be sure to read the section on Hardware Requirements for Collector Nodes before starting the installation process.

  1. Download the ISO image from:
    https://support.fortinet.com.html
  2. Burn the ISO to a DVD so that you can boot from it to begin the setup.
  3. Before you begin the installation, make sure the host where you want to install the Collector has an Internet connection. Once the ISO DVD boots up, it will prompt you for installation-specific input such as the following:
    • Keyboard type
    • Language
    • Timezone
    • Whether to re-initialize (i.e. reformat) the disk where it will install collector
    • root password
  4. Log in to the server where you want to install the Collector as user root with the password you created at installation time.
  5. Make sure your boot DVD is loaded.
  6. Run the following script to configure the IP and hostname:
    /opt/vmware/share/vami/vami_config_net.
    • The machine will reboot and yum update itself.
    • Make sure the collector can reach the os-pkgs-cdn.fortisiem.fortinet.com and os-pkgs.fortisiem.fortinet.com URLs on port 443 for OS updates.
  7. Once the machine reboots, log in again as user root with password with the password you created at installation time.
  8. Run the following command to install the i686 packages required by phCheckpoint:
    • yum -y install libcurl.i686 net-snmp-libs.i686 libesmtp.i686 libstdc++.i686 pam.i686 libicu.i686
  9. Register the Collector with Supervisor using the following command:
    • phProvisionCollector

      For example:
      phProvisionCollector --add <Organization-user-name> <Organization-user-password> <Supervisor-IP> <Organization-name> <Collector-name>