Add virtual machines hosted on VMware vCloud

To import cloud resources into Workload Security, Workload Security users must first have an account with which to access the cloud provider service resources. Trend Micro recommends creating a dedicated account each user and another for Workload Security itself. That is, users should each have one account to access and control the virtual machines themselves and a separate account for Workload Security to connect to those resources.

Having a dedicated account for Workload Security ensures that you can refine the rights and revoke this account at any time. It is recommended to give Workload Security an access key or secret key with read-only rights at all times.
Workload Security only requires read-only access to import the cloud resources and mange their security.

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What are the benefits of adding a vCloud account?

The benefits of adding a vCloud account (through the Workload Security console > Computers > Add Azure Account) instead of adding individual vCloud resources (through the Workload Security console > Computers > Add Computer), are:

  • Changes in your cloud resource inventory are automatically reflected in the Workload Security console. For example, if you delete a number of instances from vSphere, those instances disappear automatically from the Workload Security console. By contrast, if you use Computers > Add Computer, cloud instances that are deleted from vCenter remain visible in the Workload Security console until they are manually deleted.
  • Cloud resources are organized into their own branch in the Workload Security console, which lets you easily see which resources are protected and which are not. Without the vCloud account, all your cloud resources appear at the same root level under Computers.

Proxy setting for cloud accounts

You can configure Workload Security to use a proxy server specifically for connecting to instances being protected in cloud accounts. The proxy setting can be found in Administration > System Settings > Proxies > Proxy Server Use > Deep Security Manager (Cloud Accounts - HTTP Protocol Only).

Create a VMware vCloud Organization account for Workload Security

  1. Log in to VMware vCloud Director.
  2. On the System tab, go to Manage And Monitor.
  3. In the left navigation pane, click Organizations.
  4. Double-click the Organization you wish to give the Deep Security user access to.
  5. On the Organizations tab, click Administration.
  6. In the left navigation pane, go to Members > Users.
  7. Click the " plus " sign to create a new user.
  8. Enter the new user's credentials and other information, and select Organization Administrator as the user's Role.
    Organization Administrator is a simple pre-defined Role you can assign to the new user account, but the only privilege required by the account is All Rights > General > Administrator View and you should consider creating a new vCloud role with just this permission.
  9. Click OK to close the new user's properties window.

The vCloud account is now ready for access by Workload Security.

To import the VMware vCloud resources into Workload Security, users will be prompted for the Address of the vCloud, their User name , and their Password .

The User name must include "@orgName". For example if the vCloud account's username is kevin and the vCloud Organization you've given the account access to is called CloudOrgOne, then the Deep Security user must enter kevin@CloudOrgOne as their username when importing the vCloud resources.

(For a vCloud administrator view, use @system.)

Import computers from a VMware vCloud Organization Account

  1. In the Workload Security console, go to Computers.
  2. Right-click Computers in the navigation panel and select Add vCloud Account to display the Add vCloud Cloud Account wizard.
  3. In Name and Description, enter the resources you are adding. (These are only used for display purposes in the Workload Security console.)
  4. In Address, enter the hostname or address of vCloud Director.
  5. In User Name and Password, enter vCloud authentication credentials. User names should have the format username@vcloudorganization.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Workload Security will verify the connection to the cloud resources and display a summary of the import action. Click Finish.

The VMware vCloud resources now appear in the Workload Security console under their own branch on Computers.

Import computers from a VMware vCloud Air data center

  1. In the Workload Security console, go to the Computers section, right-click Computers in the navigation panel and select Add vCloud Account to display the Add vCloud Account wizard.
  2. Enter a Name and Description of the vCloud Air data center you are adding. (These are only used for display purposes in the Workload Security console.)
  3. Enter the Address of the vCloud Air data center.

    To determine the address of the vCloud Air data center:

    1. Log in to your vCloud Air portal.
    2. On the Dashboard tab, click on the data center you want to import into Deep Security. This will display the Virtual Data Center Details information page.
    3. In the Related Links section of the Virtual Data Center Details page, click on vCloud Director API URL. This will display the full URL of the vCloud Director API.
    4. Use the hostname only (not the full URL) as the Address of the vCloud Air data center that you are importing into Deep Security.
  4. In User Name and Password, enter virtual data center credentials. User names should have the format username@virtualdatacenterid.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Workload Security will verify the connection to the vCloud Air data center and display a summary of the import action. Click Finish.

The VMware vCloud Air data center now appears in the Workload Security console under its own branch on Computers.

Remove a cloud account

Removing a cloud provider account from Workload Security is permanent. However, your account with your cloud provider is unaffected and any Deep Security agents that were installed on the instances will still be installed, running, and providing protection (although they will no longer receive security updates.) If you decide to re-import computers from the Cloud Provider Account, the Deep Security Agents will download the latest Security Updates at the next scheduled opportunity.

  1. Go to the Computers page, right-click on the Cloud Provider account in the navigation panel, and select Remove Cloud Account.
  2. Confirm that you want to remove the account.
  3. The account is removed from Workload Security.