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What is the purpose of the external storage device on TippingPoint devices?

    • Updated:
    • 18 Oct 2017
    • Product/Version:
    • TippingPoint IPS N-series All
    • TippingPoint IPS NX-series All
    • TippingPoint TPS All
    • TippingPoint TX-Series All
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Summary
TP000085107
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The Trend Micro TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Threat Protection Systems (TPS) have both internal and external storage devices. The internal storage device (CFast card) contains the TippingPoint Operating System (TOS) , Digital Vaccine, Malware Filters and the running configuration. The external device (CFast or SSD) is used to store system logs, snapshots, and other system data. By removing the external storage device, all customer specific data is removed from the system.

The user can remove and insert the external storage device while the device is running; however, the user must be sure to issue the appropriate command from the command line interface (CLI). The device will continue to perform correctly if the external storage device is not available. However, if you attempt to take a system snapshot, the operation will fail and an error will be recorded in the system log. The device comes with a pre-formatted external storage device.

Note: Commercially available CF cards are not supported.If a new card is required, ensure that you contact the TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for a replacement.

N/NX Platform CLI Commands
CommandDescription
compact-flash formatFormats a new compact flash card that has not already been formatted according to TippingPoint guidelines.
compact-flash mountManually mounts the inserted compact flash card.
compact-flash unmountUnmounts the compact flash card so that the user can remove it.
conf t compact-flash operation-mode authenticateSets the device to require authentication when a compact flash card is inserted.
conf t compact-flash operation-mode automountSets the device to automatically mount compact flash cards when inserted.
show compact-flashDisplays whether the compact flash is mounted, and if so, its model number, serial number, revision number, capacity, operation mode, and mount status.
show conf compact-flashShows the compact flash operation mode.
 
TPS Platform CLI Commands
CommandDescription
user-disk formatFormats a new compact flash card that has not already been formatted according to TippingPoint guidelines.
user-disk mountManually mounts the inserted compact flash card.
user-disk unmountUnmounts the compact flash card so that the user can remove it.
user-disk encryption enable/disableCommand to encrypt or decrypt the CF card.
show user-diskDisplays whether the compact flash is mounted, and if so, its model number, serial number, revision number, capacity, operation mode, and mount status.

Note: Ejecting a compact flash card may fail after a 30-second timeout if the card is in use. The most common cause for failure is if a snapshot is being written to the card when the Eject command is issued.
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Category:
Configure; Troubleshoot
Solution Id:
TP000085107
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