Sensors

Setting up an AWS cloud sensor

If you need access to the private AMI image to deploy the AWS Perch sensor, please email help@perchsecurity.com. We will need your company name and your AWS Account ID. Instructions on finding your AWS Account ID can be found here: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/acct-identifiers.html

  1. Navigate to AMI -> Private Images.
  2. Choose the Perch Sensor AMI image.
  3. Provision a t3.large instance and choose and choose either Review and Launch or Next: Configure Instance Details to further configure the instance details.Create a new, or choose an existing keypair for the sensor instance and click Launch Instance.
  4. Once the instance has launched, log into the instance with the username ec2-user and the preconfigured key from the previous step.
  5. At the prompt type /opt/perch/shell/perch_shell.sh to invoke the setup.
  6. Follow the instructions available here for setting up the sensor:
    https://perch.help/sensors/setting-up-a-virtual-sensor/
  7. Choose ens5 for the management interface and vxlan42 for the monitoring interface.