In my last post, I mentioned that I was working on integrating BASE into the Security Onion LiveCD. I chose BASE because I wanted a quick and easy GUI for Snort until I could get Sguil up and running. Little did I know that there was a quick and easy way to get Sguil up and running (even easier than installing BASE).
The stars aligned and I stumbled upon NSMnow. This is an amazing little project that will analyze your system; download and install Barnyard2, SanCP, Snort, and Sguil; and automatically configure the whole thing! I ran NSMnow in a terminal chrooted into the Security Onion LiveCD build environment (courtesy of Reconstructor) and a few minutes later it was done. I generated a new ISO, booted it, ran the init script, and fired up the Sguil client. That was too easy!