This topic tells you how to configure ODBC collection protocol which collects events from event sources that store audit data in a database using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) software interface.
Access ODBC Configuration Parameters
To access the ODBC Event Source Configuration Parameters:
- Go to Administration > Services from the NetWitness Suite menu.
- Select a Log Collection service.
Under Actions, select View > Config to display the Log Collection configuration parameter tabs.
The Service Config view is displayed with the Log Collector General tab open.
- Click the Event Sources tab, and select ODBC/Config from the drop-down menu.
This workflow illustrates the basic tasks needed to start collecting events through Log Collection.
- Configure ODBC Event Sources in NetWitness Suite
- Configure Data Source Names (DSNs)
- Troubleshoot ODBC Collection
- Create Custom Typespec for ODBC Collection
Data Source Name (DSN) Parameters
Use the Sources panel to review, add, modify, and delete Data Source Name (DSN) parameters.
An ODBC DSN tells the Log Collector how to reach an ODBC endpoint. You refer to an ODBC DSN when you configure a data source name with information such as which ODBC driver to use or the host name and port of the ODBC endpoint.
An ODBC DSN is a sequence of name‐value pairs. For information about the valid names for a given ODBC data source type, such as Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle, please download the DataDirect Connect Series for ODBC User's Guide and DataDirect Connect Series for ODBC User's Guide in the Progress DataDirect Document Library.
The following table provides descriptions of the toolbar options.
Add or Edit DSN Dialog
In this dialog, you add or modify an event source for the selected event source.