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Getting started with Wazuh

Wazuh is a free and open source security platform that unifies XDR and SIEM capabilities. It protects workloads across on-premises, virtualized, containerized, and cloud-based environments.

Wazuh helps organizations and individuals to protect their data assets against security threats. It is widely used by thousands of organizations worldwide, from small businesses to large enterprises.


Container Setup

  1. Create a new Ubuntu LXC
    • Name: wazuh
    • CPU: 4 cores
    • Storage: 55 GB
    • Memory: 8200 MB
    • Swap: 4100 MB
    • Network: static
  2. Update the container
    apt update && apt upgrade -y; apt autoclean -y; apt autoremove-y
  3. Install Dependencies
    apt install -y curl gnupg apt-transport-https
  4. Install the GPG key
    curl -s | gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring gnupg-ring:/usr/share/keyrings/wazuh.gpg --import && chmod 644 /usr/share/keyrings/wazuh.gpg
  5. Download and run the Wazuh installation script
    curl -sO && bash ./ -a
Password Missed?

If the interface lost connection and you didn't see the password, you can run:

tar -O -xvf wazuh-install-files.tar wazuh-install-files/wazuh-passwords.txt

Firewall Configuration

From Wazuh Docs we must port forward or open the following ports:

  • 1514 (TCP) for agent connection
  • 1515 (TCP) for agent enrollment service