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Armor does not support the managed deployment of the WinCollect platform. Armor Support will not deliver any registrations keys to use with the WinCollect agents. As a result, you can use the following instructions as basic guidance.

Armor officially supports Windows instances through one Wincollect agent per instance of Windows.   

Although WinCollect supports event collection from multiple sources, the Armor API will still require a log source to be created per Windows system. 

  1. Download and install the agent.
    • In this step, two files will be added to your local machine, including the WinCollect Stanadlone Patch installer. This GUI installer can be used to directly configured the WinCollect instance, as well as pull logs from other Windows system. (This process is not supported by Armor.)
  2. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Security.
  3. Click Log & Data Management.
  4. Click Log Relay Source.
  5. Click the plus ( + ) sign. 
    • If you do not have any log sources already created, then click Add a New Log Source
  6. Complete the missing fields:
    1. In Endpoint, select the available Armor Endpoint.
    2. In Log Source Type, select Microsoft Windows Security Event Log
    3. In Hostname, enter the system hostname that matches the system for log collection.
      1. The hostname is case-sensitive and must match the exact same letters casing as the logs that are sent into this log source.
    4. In Protocol, based on your selection in Log Source Type, select the available protocol.
  7. Click Save Log Source.
  8. In the Sources screen, refresh the screen until the log source reaches an Online status. 
  9. In your local machine, launch the WinCollect Configuration Utility GUI. 
  10. In the left-side window, next to Destinations, click the ( + ) icon. 
  11. Click Syslog TCP
  12. In the top, right menu, click Add New Destination
  13. Enter a descriptive name, such as Armor Defense Inc TLS, and then click Ok
    • The properties screen will appear. 
  14. Enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for the event collector. 
  15. Enter the port that was allocated for your Windows Event Log source. 
  16. Configure a throttle limit, such as 500 EPS.
  17. Click Deploy Changes to save. 
  18. In the left-side window, under Devices, right-click Microsoft Windows Event Log
  19. Click Add New Device
  20. Enter a descriptive name for your log source, such as the system name of your Windows host. 
  21. In Device Address, enter the local system hostname for the logs to be collected. 
  22. In Security, mark the box. 
  23. (Optional) For a DNS Active Directory or File Replication server, make the corresponding box. 
  24. In Destinations, click Add
  25. Select the name of destination you previously created, and then click Ok
  26. In the top, right menu, click Deploy Changes


To use the command prompt:

  1. Gather the following information:
    • Hostname
    • Armor Collector FQDN
    • Armor Log Source Port
    • Windows Services Hosted by System
      • Active Directory Collector
      • DNS Server
      • File Replication Service
  2. Download and install the agent.
  3. Right-click the WinCollect agent installation file, and then select Run as administrator.
  4. Enter the following information into your command prompt:
    • wincollect-<version_number>.x86.exe /s /v"/qn INSTALLDIR=\"C:\Program Files \IBM\WinCollect\" HEARTBEAT_INTERVAL=6000 LOG_SOURCE_AUTO_CREATION_ENABLED= True LOG_SOURCE_AUTO_CREATION_PARAMETERS=""Component1.AgentDevice= DeviceWindowsLog&Component1.Action=create&Component1.LogSourceName= <hostname>&Component1.LogSourceIdentifier= <Armor_Collector_FQDN>&Component1.Dest.Name=QRadar&Component1 .Dest.Hostname=<Armor_Collector_FQDN>&Component1.Dest.Port= <armor_port>&Component1.Dest.Protocol=TCP&Component1.Log.Security=true&Component1 .Log.System=true&Component1.Log.Application=false &Component1.Log.DNS+Server=false&Component1.Log.File+Replication+ Service=false&Component1.Log.Directory+Service=false&Component1. RemoteMachinePollInterval=3000&Component1.EventRateTuningProfile=High+ Event+Rate+Server&Component1.MinLogs ToProcessPerPass=1250&Component1.MaxLogsToProcessPerPass=1875"""

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