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Learn how to set up your Cortex XSIAM Broker virtual machine (VM) on Alibaba Cloud.

After you download your Cortex XSIAM Broker virtual machine (VM) QCOW2 image, you need to upload it to Alibaba Cloud. Since the image file is larger than 5G, you need to download the ossutil utility file provided by Alibaba Cloud to upload the image.


Download a Cortex XSIAM Broker VM QCOW2 image. For more information, see the virtual machine compatability requirements in Set up and configure Broker VM.

Perform the following procedures in the order listed below.

The download is dependent on the operating system and infrastructure you are using.

  • Alibaba Cloud supports using the following operating systems for the utility file: Windows, Linux, and macOS.

  • Supported architectures: x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) and ARM (32-bit and 64-bit)

For more information on downloading the utility, see the Alibaba Cloud documentation.

The command is dependent on the operating system and architecture you are using. Below are a few examples of the commands to use based on the different operating systems and architectures, which you may need to modify based on your system requirements.


For Linux and Windows uploads, you can use Alibaba Cloud’s graphical management tool called ossbrowser.

  1. Open the Alibaba Cloud console.

  2. Select Hamburger menuObject Storage Service<directory name>, where the <directory name> is the directory you configured when uploading the image. For example, in the step above the <directory name> used in the examples provided is kvm-images-qcow2.


    The Object Storage Service must be created in the same Region as the image of the virtual machine.

  3. From the list of images displayed, find the row for the Broker VM QCOW2 image that you uploaded, and click View Details.

  4. In the URL field of the View Details right-pane displayed, copy the internal link for the image in Alibaba cloud. The URL that you copy ends with .com and you should not include any of the text displayed after this.

  5. Select Hamburger menuElastic Compute ServiceInstances & ImagesImages.

  6. In the Import Images area on the Images page, click Import Images.

  7. In the Import Images window, set the following parameters:

  8. Click OK.

    A notification is displayed indicating that image was imported successfully. Once the Status for the imported image in the Images page changes to Available, you will know the process is complete. This can take a few minutes.

  1. Select Hamburger menuElastic Compute ServiceInstances & ImagesInstances.

  2. Create Instance to open a wizard to define the VM machine.

  3. Define the Basic Configurations screen by setting these parameters:

  4. Click Next.

  5. Define the Networking screen by setting these parameters:

  6. Click Next.

  7. Define the System Configurations screen by setting these parameters:

  8. Click Next.

  9. (Optional) Define the Grouping screen according to your system requirements.

  10. Click Next.

  11. Review the Preview screen settings, select ECS Terms of Service and Product Terms of Service, and click Create Instance.

    A dialog box is displayed indicating that the VM instance has been created. Click Console to bring you back to the Instances page, where you can see the IP Address listed to connect to the VM instance.

Reboot the Broker VM before logging in for the first time.