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Preparing for a trial or Installation:
Our software will run on any hypervisor or hardware that Ubuntu runs on...almost everything out there. We used Virtualbox on a Windows platform, but you can choose any setup you are happy with or have access to.

We support both 32 bit and 64bit systems for 64 bit trial/install please use Download 64 bit Ubuntu System iso

Quick steps:

  1. Build a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server -  Download 32 bit Ubuntu System ISO (make sure to choose entire hard disk from disk choices)

  2. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. eth0 mac address, your public facing IP address and your full details.

    The MAC address of eth0 of the system that you wish to install our IPS on: We use this to enable your account specific installation of our software.
    Your public facing IP address: We use this to enable you access via our firewall so that you could download our software and the IPS rules.

  3. Wait for our confirmation email and begin install.
    Why Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Here is the same in detail:

CounterSnipe on a Virtual Machine:

You may use any virtual machine for evaluations. For our trial we used the following:

Laptop Lenovo G500 running Windows 8.1. But you can use any OS/Machine supported by your chosen VM.

We used Oracle Virtualbox version 5.0.36, available from:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/5.0.36/VirtualBox-5.0.36-114008-Win.exe

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Steps:

1. Download and install Virtualbox choosing defaults for all options.

2. Download and save Ubuntu iso file.

3. Start Virtualbox and add a new machine choosing Linux, Ubuntu 32 bit, memory and harddisk settings as required...we recomend 2G Ram and 20G H/D.

4. Now select settings for this newly added machine and in storage, add virtual CDROM by clicking + and selecting the ubuntu ISO file you downloaded earlier.

5. In network cards, change adapter 1 to be wireless, bridged network and adapter 2 to be the physical card, bridged. In advanced, promiscuous mode: select ALLOW ALL for adapter 2.

6. Start this machine and follow through all steps to install Ubuntu, paying attention to below points:

  1. When it asks about what kind of partitioning, choose ‘entire disk’ (not LVM) AND when it asks you to select services from a list of 10 or so, select OPENSSH SERVER and leave all others unselected.
  2. When the system reboots, login with the details you chose, then type; ’sudo passwd root’ to assign a root password
  3. Type 'ifconfig eth0’ and note down the MAC /HWaddr (looks like: 00:15:xx:yy:a7:zz)

    Note: If the network cards appear as em then choose em1 and follow changing em1 to eth0 after the installation of Ubuntu

  4. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your details (you know the sort of thing…name, address, company etc..Please mail from your company email address) together with the MAC address you noted in step 3 and public facing IP address of the system being installed to 
  5. If you would like us to help you through any of the installation process, please email support with the time you wish to install and your contact details and we will call you accordingly. Please provide at least 24 hours notice.

Once your OS is installed and we receive and enable your mac address, we will email you the 3 step process to install the software remotely together with the Administration Guide

CounterSnipe on a Dedicated Hardware(pc or server):

Here is a list of supported servers but most pcs and servers will work fine

http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/server/  Please look in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS column.

In Short: (If you are familiar with general Linux world and know Ubuntu)

  1. Build a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server (make sure to choose entire hard disk from disk choices)
  2. Email   support AT countersnipe.com  the eth0 mac address with your details
  3. Go to Starting CounterSnipe Install
      In Detail: (You do not need to know Linux. After installing, the CounterSnipe GUI does the work)
  1. Download Ubuntu software from the links above, choosing 32 bit or 64 bit as appropriate. ( don’t worry if you don’t know linux…as we won’t be doing much linuxy stuff)
  2. Burn this ISO file on to a CD on any Windows machine( in case you are new to ‘burn’ its no different from copying, just that you choose burn….  http://www.deepburner.com/download/DeepBurner1.exe  is free and does the job)
  3. Find a PC or a server (choose one depending upon your network load and number of hosts etc) with at least 2 network interfaces. (make sure you are happy to delete/lose all the contents on the hard disk)
  4. Stick the newly created CD in step 2 above, in this pc/server, switch it on and follow the instructions choosing “install ubuntu”.  Make sure to physically connect to the internet and choose eth0 for networking when presented....generally the one that is highlighted is the one that it detects as connected...so, if the need be, make sure to change this to eth0

    Note: If the network cards appear as em then choose em1 and follow changing em1 to eth0 after the installation of Ubuntu

  5. When it asks about what kind of partitioning, choose ‘entire disk’ (not LVM) AND when it asks you to select services from a list of 10 or so, select OPENSSH SERVER and leave all others unselected.
  6. When the system reboots login with the details you chose, then type; ’sudo passwd root’ to assign a root password
  7. Type 'ifconfig eth0’ and note down the MAC /HWaddr (looks like: 00:15:xx:yy:a7:zz)
  8. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your details (you know the sort of thing…name, address, company etc..Please mail from your company email address) together with the MAC address you noted in step 7 and public facing IP address of the system being installed to   support At countersnipe.com
  9. If you would like us to work through any of the installation process with you, please email support with the time you wish to install and your contact details and we will call you accordingly. Please provide at least 24 hours notice.

Once your OS is installed and we receive and enable your mac address, we will email you the 3 step process to install the software remotely together with the Administration Guide

 

 

We hope the above instructions help.  CounterSnipe Technical Support - April 2016

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