Configure DSNs

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This topic tells you how to create and maintain DSNs for ODBC Collection.

Context

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) event sources require Data Source Names (DSNs) so you need to define DSNs with their associate value pairs for ODBC event source configuration.

Navigate to the DSN Panel

To add or edit DSNs or DSN templates, first navigate to the appropriate screen.

To navigate to the DSN templates panel:

  1. Go to Administration > Services.
  2. In the Services grid, select a Log Collector service.
  3. Click   under Actions and select View > Config.
  4. In the Log Collector Event Sources tab, select ODBC/DSNs  from the drop-down menu.

    The DSNs panel is displayed with the DSNs that are added, if any.

    Event Sources tab is displayed.

From this screen, you can perform the following actions:

  • Add a new DSN template
  • Add a DSN from an existing template
  • Add a DSN by editing an existing DSN template
  • Remove a DSN or DSN template

Add a New DSN Template

If none of the predefined DSN templates fit your needs, use this procedure to add a DSN template.

  1. From the DSNs panel, click  ManageDSNTemplates.png.

    The Manage DSN Templates dialog is displayed.

    Manage DSN Templates dialog is displayed.

    Note: RSA provides default templates on the left side panel that you can use while adding a new DSN.

  2. Click .

    The right panel is activated.

  3. Specify a template name and click  on the right panel to add parameters.
  4. Specify the parameters. Click Save.

    Manage DSN Templates dialog shows Hostname selected.

The new DSN template is added in the Manage DSN Templates list.

Add a DSN from an existing template

You can select an existing template, and fill in the parameters for your needs.

  1. From the DSNs panel, click  to open the Add DSN dialog box.

    The Add DSN dialog is displayed with existing DSNs, if any

  2. Choose a DSN Template from the drop down menu and enter a name for the DSN. (You use the name when you set up the ODBC event source type.)
  3. Fill in the parameters and click Save.

Your DSN is added to the list of DSNs.

Add a New DSN by editing an existing DSN template

You can add a DSN by updating an existing DSN template to fit your needs.

  1. From the DSNs panel, click  ManageDSNTemplates.png.

    The Manage DSN Templates dialog is displayed.

    Manage DSN Templates is displayed.

  2. Select the existing template that you want to modify.

    The right panel is activated, and the default parameters for the selected template are displayed.

    Add DSN dialog is displayed.

  3. Specify a name in the DSN Name field.
  4. Add, delete or edit the default parameters.
  5. Once you have the set of required parameters, click Save, then Close.
  6. Choose the DSN Template that you updated from the drop down menu and enter a name for the DSN. (You use the name when you set up the ODBC event source type.)
  7. Fill in the parameters and click Save.

Your DSN is added to the list of DSNs.

Remove a DSN or DSN template

If you no longer use a DSN or a DSN template, you can remove it from the system.

To remove an existing DSN:

  1. From the DSNs panel, select an existing DSN.
  2. Click .

    A Warning message appears, asking whether you are sure you want to delete the DSN.

  3. To delete the DSN, click Yes. Alternatively, to cancel the deletion, click No.

If you confirmed the deletion, the selected DSN is removed from the system.

To remove an existing DSN Template:

  1. From the DSNs panel, click  ManageDSNTemplates.png.

    The Manage DSN Templates dialog is displayed.

    Manage DSN Templates dialog is displayed.

  2. From the DSNs panel, select an existing DSN Template.
  3. Click .

    A Confirmation message appears, asking whether you are sure you want to delete the DSN Template.

  4. To delete the DSN Template, click Yes. Alternatively, to cancel the deletion, click No.

If you confirmed the deletion, the selected DSN Template is removed from the system.

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