Uploading a new Active IQ rules file

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Unified Manager checks for a new Active IQ events (rules) file automatically and downloads a new file when there are newer rules. However, in sites with no external network access, you need to upload the rules file manually.

Note Active IQ rules are also referred to as Config Advisor (CA) secure rules.

When you are installing or upgrading Unified Manager to a specific release in a site without network connectivity, the bundled Active IQ rules are automatically available for upload. However, it is recommended that you download a new rules file approximately once a month from NetApp’s Support Site to make sure that updated events are generated and your storage systems continue to perform optimally.

What you’ll need

Steps
  1. On a computer that has network access, navigate to the NetApp Support Site and download the current rules .zip file.

    The bundled rules package includes the rules repository, data sources, and a NetApp KB article.

    Note On Windows systems, in a site without network connectivity, the NetApp KB article is not bundled by default with the installer. You can download the secure_rules.zip file from the support site and upload it to view the KB article for all the rules.
  2. Transfer the rules file to some media that you can bring into the secure area and then copy it onto a system in the secure area.

  3. In the left navigation pane, click Storage Management > Event Setup.

  4. In the Event Setup page, click the Upload Rules button.

  5. In the Upload Rules dialog box, navigate to and select the rules .zip file you downloaded and click Upload.

    This process can take a few minutes.

The rules file is unzipped on the Unified Manager server. After your managed clusters generate an AutoSupport file after midnight, Unified Manager checks the clusters against the rules file and generates new risk and incident events as required.

For more information, see this Knowledge Base (KB) article: How to update AIQCASecure rules manually in AIQUM