Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?

Last post 05-28-2020, 12:18 PM by Liam. 10 replies.
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  • Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-05-2020, 11:36 AM

    We backup many of our VMs by Intellisnap, and a while back we setup some file level agents to monitor several of our file servers for any Anomaly detection for Ransomware, etc.  We don't backup with these file level agents however so the Activity is disabled on them machines. 

     

    Do these still monitor for Anomalys?  

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-05-2020, 5:14 PM

    Hi,

     

    Are you saying your VMs have file system agents but do not backup using the fle system agent and checking if we still monitor for anomalies?

     

    Thanks,

    Karthik

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-05-2020, 5:17 PM

    Yes, I was told a while back by a CV engineer this was true, but I am not sure as I haven't seen any type of proof it is doing this and want to verify it some how.  

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-05-2020, 5:29 PM

    If you have the file system agent installed inside the VM, we should monitor the data inside the VM for anomalies. Please configure the alert as mentioned in the below documentation link for getting alerts when we see an anomaly

     

    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=7879.htm

     

    Thanks,

    Karthik

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-05-2020, 5:32 PM

    Sri Karthik:

    If you have the file system agent installed inside the VM, we should monitor the data inside the VM for anomalies. Please configure the alert as mentioned in the below documentation link for getting alerts when we see an anomaly

     

    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=7879.htm

     

    Thanks,

    Karthik

     

    I understand that, but that does not answer the question and neither does any of your documentation.  If it's NOT backed up with the file level agent, is it still monitoring and if so, how can I verify that?

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-08-2020, 2:19 PM

    Please answer the question.  Thank you.

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-08-2020, 4:08 PM

    Hi,

    Yes. The monitoring doesnt have anything to do with backups. This is a background process running when you install file system agent inside the VM. If you are not getting alerts (after configuring the alert), then, looks like there is no anomalous activity happening on your machine with respect to file activity.

     

    Karthik 

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-11-2020, 10:43 AM

    Sri Karthik:

    Hi,

    Yes. The monitoring doesnt have anything to do with backups. This is a background process running when you install file system agent inside the VM. If you are not getting alerts (after configuring the alert), then, looks like there is no anomalous activity happening on your machine with respect to file activity.

     

    Karthik 

     

    So in other words, it is monitoring the file system on that machine even though its not being backed up, and I have verified this now with CV Ransomware test script.  Thanks.

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-14-2020, 12:02 AM

    Hi Nizmoz,

    You have probably found this link in BOL already: http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=7879.htm

    One thing I will add to this is that we only recommend file anomoly checking to be enabled on File Servers or Laptop clients. 

    If this is neither a File Server or Laptop client you could look to disable the feature http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=7879.htm

    David

     

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-14-2020, 8:32 AM

    ddwyer:

    Hi Nizmoz,

    You have probably found this link in BOL already: http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=7879.htm

    One thing I will add to this is that we only recommend file anomoly checking to be enabled on File Servers or Laptop clients. 

    If this is neither a File Server or Laptop client you could look to disable the feature http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=7879.htm

    David

     

     

    We are actually only doing it on file servers. Thanks for the links.

  • Re: Anomaly detection on Clients. If activity is disabled, is this still monitoring?
    Posted: 05-28-2020, 12:18 PM
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