This article is contributed. See the original author and article here.

 


Red Hat Linux Manual Deployment 


Note: This document is in support of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE, formerly MDATP) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 


Disclaimer:  This may not work on all versions of Linux.


System requirements: 


 



  • Linux server distributions and versions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 or higher. 



  • The fanotify kernel option must be enabled. 


 


Instructions to Prepare for MDE/MDATP Installation: 


 


1. Connect to the RedHat server using Putty. 


2. Install yum-utils if it isn’t already installed 


sudo yum install yum-utils 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ sudo yum install yum-utils 


 


3. Install the RedHat MDATP Channel.  


From a web browser go to https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ to select your OS, version, and channel. 


 


pbracher_0-1615303062604.png


 


4. I have RedHat Version 7.9 and chose the production channel 7.4 which is the highest version without going to the next major version. Copy the link with prod.repo to be included in the next step.  For example:  https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7.4/prod.repo 


 


5. Install the Package. 


sudo yum-config-manager –add-repo=https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7.4/prod.repo 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ sudo yum-config-manager –add– repo=https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7.4/prod.repo 


Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id 


adding repo from: https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7.4/prod.repo 


grabbing file https://packages.microsoft.com/config/rhel/7.4/prod.repo to /etc/yum.repos.d/prod.repo 


repo saved to /etc/yum.repos.d/prod.repo 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


 6. Install the Microsoft GPG public key: 


 


sudo rpm –import http://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ sudo rpm –import http://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$  


 


 7. Make all the metadata usable for the currently enabled yum repositories:  


yum makecache 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ yum makecache 


Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos 


(1/5): packages-microsoft-com-prod/primary_db        118 kB  00:00:00 


(2/5): packages-microsoft-com-prod/other_db         7.2 kB  00:00:00 


(3/5): packages-microsoft-com-prod/filelists_db       341 kB  00:00:00 


(4/5): rhui-microsoft-azure-rhel7/filelists                    372 B  00:00:00 


(5/5): rhui-microsoft-azure-rhel7/other                      254 B  00:00:00 


rhui-microsoft-azure-rhel7      1/1 


rhui-microsoft-azure-rhel7      1/1 


rhui-microsoft-azure-rhel7      1/1 


Metadata Cache Created 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


Install MDE/MDATP Application: 


 



  1. Run install command 


sudo yum install mdatp 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ sudo yum install mdatp 


 


Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos 


packages-microsoft-com-prod     | 3.0 kB  00:00:00 


packages-microsoft-com-prod/primary_db       118 kB  00:00:00 


 


Resolving Dependencies 


–> Running transaction check 


—> Package mdatp.x86_64 0:101.18.53-1 will be installed 


–> Processing Dependency: libatomic for package: mdatp-101.18.53-1.x86_64 


–> Running transaction check 


—> Package libatomic.x86_64 0:4.8.5-44.el7 will be installed 


–> Finished Dependency Resolution 


 


Dependencies Resolved 


 


======================================================================== 


 Package  Repository                            Arch                    Size                                Version         


                                                                                                         


Installing: 


 mdatp                                               x86_64                     42 M                    101.18.53-1                             packages-microsoft-com-prod                                          


Installing for dependencies: 


libatomic                                           x86_64                      51 k                     4.8.5-44.el7                            rhui-rhel-7-server-rhui-rpms                                             


 


Transaction Summary 


 


Install  1 Package (+1 Dependent package) 


 


Total download size: 42 M 


Installed size: 145 M 


Is this ok [y/d/N]: y 


Downloading packages: 


(1/2): libatomic-4.8.5-44.el7.x86_64.rpm    |  51 kB  00:00:00 


(2/2): mdatp_101.18.53.x86_64.rpm            |  42 MB  00:00:01 


—————————————————————————————————————————————— 


Total                                                                                                                                                                                                         32 MB/s |  42 MB  00:00:01 


Running transaction check 


Running transaction test 


Transaction test succeeded 


Running transaction 


  Installing : libatomic-4.8.5-44.el7.x86_64    1/2 


  Installing : mdatp-101.18.53-1.x86_64         2/2 


  Verifying  : libatomic-4.8.5-44.el7.x86_64     1/2 


  Verifying  : mdatp-101.18.53-1.x86_64          2/2 


rhui-rhel-7-server-dotnet-rhui-rpms/x86_64/productid  | 2.1 kB  00:00:00 


rhui-rhel-7-server-rhui-extras-rpms/x86_64/productid    | 2.1 kB  00:00:00 


rhui-rhel-7-server-rhui-rpms/7Server/x86_64/productid | 2.1 kB  00:00:00 


rhui-rhel-7-server-rhui-supplementary-rpms/7Server/x86_64/productid   | 2.1 kB  00:00:00 


rhui-rhel-server-rhui-rhscl-7-rpms/7Server/x86_64/productid        | 2.1 kB  00:00:00 


 


Installed: 


  mdatp.x86_64 0:101.18.53-1 


 


Dependency Installed: 


  libatomic.x86_64 0:4.8.5-44.el7 


 


Complete! 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


 2. List all repositories.  Make sure the ones in red are in the repository if you chose prod.repo  (production).  


yum repolist 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ yum repolist 


 


Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos 


repo name                                                                                       status 


packages-microsoft-com-prod                                       packages-microsoft-com-prod                                   89 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


 3. Install the package from the production repository: 


 


sudo yum —enablerepo=packages-microsoft-com-prod install mdatp 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ sudo yum –enablerepo=packages-microsoft-com-prod install mdatp 


 


Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos 


Package mdatp-101.18.53-1.x86_64 already installed and latest version 


Nothing to do 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


 


Download the onboarding package & onboard


 



Download the onboarding package from Microsoft Defender Security Center from your Workstation: 



  1. In Microsoft Defender Security Center, go to Settings > Device Management > Onboarding. 

  2. In the first drop-down menu, select Linux Server as the operating system. In the second drop-down menu, select Local Script (for up to 10 devices) as the deployment method. 

  3. Select Download onboarding package. Save the file as WindowsDefenderATPOnboardingPackage.zip to your workstation. 


 


From the workstation copy WindowsDefenderATPOnboardingPackage.zip from the workstation to RHEL. Putty must be installed. Here we are using a key to log in and copy the file. 


 


C:>pscp.exe -P 22 -i C:UsersazureuserDownloadsredhat_key.ppk C:usersAzureuserWindowsDefenderATPOnboardingPackage.zip azureuser@ipaddressoflinuxserver:/home/azureuser 


 


WindowsDefenderATPOnboard | 5 kB |   5.6 kB/s | ETA: 00:00:00 | 100% 


 


Connect back to Linux (putty) 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ cd .. 


[azureuser@redhat home]$ cd azureuser/ 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ ls 


 


WindowsDefenderATPOnboardingPackage.zip 


 


   4. Unzip WindowsDefenderATPOnboardingPackage.zip 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ unzip WindowsDefenderATPOnboardingPackage.zip 


Archive:  WindowsDefenderATPOnboardingPackage.zip 


inflating: MicrosoftDefenderATPOnboardingLinuxServer.py 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


   5. Check the health of MDATP which should say no license found:    


mdatp health –field org_id 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ mdatp health –field org_id 


ATTENTION: No license found. Contact your administrator for help. 


unavailable 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


  6. Run Onboarding script: 


     MicrosoftDefenderATPOnboardingLinuxServer.py 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ sudo python MicrosoftDefenderATPOnboardingLinuxServer.py 


Generating /etc/opt/microsoft/mdatp/mdatp_onboard.json … 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ 


 


   7. Check the health of MDATP:  mdatp health –field org_id 


 


[azureuser@redhat ~]$ mdatp health –field org_id 


5447sdf90-2220-4161-82f7-0dgs2f39h8329-125fd412″ 


 


   8. Check the MDATP Azure console: 


 


pbracher_1-1615303062613.png


 


 

Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.

%d bloggers like this: