Glossary

Here is a list of terms related to Wazuh Cloud.

Cloud Console

The Wazuh Cloud Console provides web-based access to manage your Wazuh Cloud environments.

Cloud ID

The Cloud ID is a unique ID to your environment on Wazuh Cloud. It is used for multiple purposes such as Wazuh WUI access or agent registration process.

Cold storage

It is the data containing the output generated by Wazuh such as alerts or archives, and a daily configuration backup. It is an AWS S3 bucket to store your logs for a longer time and meet compliance requirements.

Environment

An environment is a deployment that contains all the Wazuh components ready to use and running on Wazuh Cloud.

Hot storage

It is the data available on the Wazuh WUI corresponding to the information indexed by Wazuh. This information is available as soon as Wazuh ingests and indexes the events sent by the agents, making the data searchable and analyzable.

Hot storage use is calculated using the primary shards of wazuh-* indices.

Region

A region is a geographic area where the data center of the cloud provider that hosts your environment is located. The region you select cannot be changed after you create an environment. If you are not sure what to pick, choose a region that is geographically close to you to reduce latency.

Available regions:

  • North Virginia: us-east-1

  • Ohio: us-east-2

  • London: eu-west-2

  • Frankfurt: eu-central-1

  • Singapore: ap-southeast-1

Wazuh Cloud API

The Wazuh Cloud API is an application programming interface used to interact with Wazuh Cloud. The Wazuh Cloud API is used, for example, to provide access to an environment’s cold storage.

Wazuh Cloud CLI

The Wazuh Cloud Command Line Interface is a tool that enables you to interact with Wazuh Cloud using commands in your command-line shell.

Tier

The tier is the size limitation, in bytes, of the hot storage. When the tier is reached, the oldest events are removed from your index. Events removed from your index are still available in cold storage. You can use this estimation tool to calculate the Wazuh Cloud data tier.