To fully use this screen, you must have the following permissions assigned to your account:

  • Write Virtual Machines
  • View Core License
  • Read Utilization

Overview

After you sync your public cloud account with the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can use the Virtual Machines screen to view the instances associated with your public cloud account.

Additionally, the Virtual Machines screen will display the security status of these instances. All instances for the synced public cloud account will be displayed; however, instances without the Anywhere agent will be labeled as Unprotected

To sync your public cloud account with AMP, see ANYWHERE Cloud Connections.

The Cloud Connection screen simply lists the synced public cloud account; the Virtual Machines screen lists all the instances listed in that public cloud account. 

Review Virtual Machines


  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines
ColumnDescription
NameThis column displays the name of the instance from your public cloud account.
Primary IPThis column displays the the primary IP address associated with the instance.
Type

This column display the type of instance, specific to the offerings offered by your public cloud provider, such as EC2 instance for AWS.

More common types are VM and Log Collector.

ProviderThis column display the public cloud provider for the instance.
Date CreatedThis column displays the date the instance was created in your public cloud account.
Security GroupsThis column displays the corresponding security group from your public cloud account.
State

This column displays the security status of the instance, in relation to the installed agent. There are three states:

  • Unprotected indicates the agent is not installed in the instance.
    • Instances without an agent will be labeled as Unprotected. All instances from the public cloud account will be displayed.
  • Needs Attention indicates that the agent is installed, but has not properly communicated (heartbeated) with Armor.
  • OK indicates that the agent is installed and has communicated (hearbeated) with Armor.
Power

This column displays the power status of the virtual machine:

  • A green icon indicates that the virtual machine is powered on.
  • A red icon indicates that the virtual machine is powered off.
  • An orange icon indicates that the virtual machine is in a different (inconsistent) power state than the other virtual machines in the same vApp.
  • An infinite loop icon indicates that the virtual machine is pending installation.

Security Dashboard widget

In the Security Dashboard, the Service Health widget displays the security status of instances that contain the Anywhere agent. 

You can click a specific status (Needs Attention or OK), and you will be taken to the Virtual Machines screen with the table filtered to the selected status. 

Install the Anywhere Agent


Based on your operating system, select the appropriate document to learn how to install the Anywhere agent: 

Export Usage Data


  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines
  3. Click Export Usage.
  4. In the drop-down menu, select a file type to download. 

    OptionDescription
    All Usage + Summaries - 1 month maxThis option will download a .zip file every available file type:
    • Usage by Host
    • Usage by Hour
    • Usage Details
    Usage Details - 1 month max

    This option downloads a .zip file with the following information:

    ColumnDescription
    AccountIdThe ID for the Armor Account
    AccountNameThe name of the Armor account
    ProviderNameThe public cloud provider
    ResourceNameThe name of the virtual machine (asset)
    AgentIdThe ID for the Armor Anywhere agent
    UsageDateTimeThe time and date for the usage, on an hourly rate
    Summary Usage by Host - 6 months max

    This option exports the following information:

    ColumnDescription
    AccountIdThe ID for the Armor Account
    AccountNameThe name of the Armor account
    ProviderNameThe public cloud provider
    ResourceNameThe name of the virtual machine (asset)
    TotalHoursThe total number of hours that the virtual machine (asset) was powered on.
    Summary Usage by Hour - 6 months max

    This option exports the following information:

    ColumnDescription
    UsageDateTimeThe hour-long interval for the selected date frame
    AccountIdThe ID for the Armor Account
    AccountNameThe name of the Armor account
    Quantity The total usage for your hosts for the indicated hour
  5. Select the range of data to download.
  6. Click Export Usage.
  7. A file will download to your local machine.


View instance details

(In a future release)

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines
  3. Locate and select the desired instance. 
    • You will be taken to the Virtual Machine Details screen
  4. Review the Details and Core Agent sections. 

Remove an instance

You can only remove an instance that is in a Powered off state. 

  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines
  3. Locate and hover over the desired instance.
  4. Click the vertical ellipses.
  5. Click Remove.
  6. Click Remove From List