During this walk-through we will demonstrate how in download and install QRadar CE 7.3.3. via the OVA file provided by IBM. QRadar CE is a fully-featured free version of QRadar that includes a limited 50 events per second (EPS) & 5000 network flows a minute (FPS) perpetual license. It is the perfect solution to start learning QRadar or use it to monitor your home network.
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—START— QRadar 733 Steps
1. Download the OVA from – https://developer.ibm.com/qradar/ce/
2. Double click on the OVA file you just downloaded to kick of the import to VirtualBox.
3. Initial login. User = root. / Password = password
4. When prompted enter your chosen password and confirm for the password change.
5. Type in ./setup.sh to kick off the install.
6. Accept the terms by pressing Enter.
7. Enter password of your choice for the web interface.
8. Open a compatible web browser and input the IP of your QRadar CE Server, In our example – “https://192.168.68.141”
This walk-through guides you through the process of Installing the world class, industry tested ticket system known as Request Tracker or RT. We start with a solid Ubuntu 20.04 base as the server combined with Perl, MariaDB for the Database and Apache2 as the web server.
5.4 Open your web browser and navigate to your servers ip or FQDN. For our demo server it is http://188.8.131.52. You should see the login page. You should see the login page as shown in Image-7.
NOTE: The default credentials for RT5 are: User: root | Password: password Your first step once logged in is to change the root password! It is a SECURITY risk! The next step should be to setup https for this site using letsencrypt for example.
How to remove the “Possible cross-site request forgery” RT message when creating tickets or making changes via the WUI etc.
Edit the RT_SiteConfig.pm add an additional line to indicate your Webdomain either IP or FQDN.
sudo vi /opt/rt5/etc/RT_SiteConfig.pm
Set( $WebDomain, 'your-servers-ip' );
sudo systemctl restart apache2
There still allot to do, like configuring an RT email gateway, task scheduler, full text search and general system security etc. That’s potentially for a future guide should there be demand. This guide does not cover server / application hardening and security as it is a broad topic and not the aim of this guide. You should always harden your servers by default! Some useful links:
Secure your MariaDB installation – https://mariadb.com/kb/en/mysql_secure_installation/
During this walk-through we will guide you on how to install a web based POS and ecommerce solution that can be used to sell your goods via your physical and online stores from the same backend. If you don’t have a WordPress base to start with follow the links below. (This was done as a response to a request by on of our subscribers)
How to install the WordPress base server: https://youtu.be/vvOES877BAM How to secure your WordPress Server: https://youtu.be/XocAaMKuQ_k