18. Tools

This chapter presents some additional tools which may be used with the GSM appliance.

18.1. GVM-Tools

The gvm-tools implement the Greenbone Management Protocol (GMP). These tools are supplied by Greenbone Networks for both the Linux and the Windows operating system. These tools are provided both as a commandline tool and a Python Shell. The tools for Microsoft Windows can be downloaded at:

Important

External links to the Greenbone download website are case-sensitive.

Note that upper cases, lower cases and special characters have to be entered exactly as they are written in the footnotes.

The tool is a statically linked executable file that should work on most Microsoft systems. Greenbone has released all components as open source so the tool can be built for other systems like Linux as well:

Please be aware of the fact, that the tools require Python 3 to work. To install the tools please follow the instructions provided at the location above.

Greenbone has already developed a small collection of scripts using these tools. They may be found in the scripts directory of the GitHub repository.

The usage of the tool is explained in section Greenbone Management Protocol.

18.2. Splunk Application

Greenbone Networks offers a small application for the integration with Splunk. The application is currently available at https://download.greenbone.net/tools/Greenbone-Splunk-App-1.0.1.tar.gz. If there are problems with downloading or testing the application contact the Greenbone Networks support.

Important

External links to the Greenbone download website are case-sensitive.

Note that upper cases, lower cases and special characters have to be entered exactly as they are written here.

The installation of the splunk app is quite simple. The following guide uses the splunk enterprise version 6.4.3. The installation of the app in splunk light is not supported.

To install the app first login to the splunk server. Navigate to Splunk > Apps > Manage Apps.

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Splunk support the installation of 3rd party add-ons.

Choose Install app from file. Browse to the downloaded Greenbone-Splunk-App and upload it to the splunk server.

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3rd party add-ons may be installed from file.

Choose Upload. The next screen will show the successful installation of the plugin.

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Splunk lists the add-on after successful installation.

Check the port of the Greenbone-Splunk-App after the installation. The port can be accessed in the web interface by selecting Settings > Data inputs > TCP in the menu bar.

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The port of the app is required for the configuration on the GSM.