Reporting Engine: Configure Workbench

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Configure Workbench

You can use the NWDB Workbench data to generate Reports by using the following high-level tasks and configuring the NetWitness Suite NWDB .


Ensure that you have:

  • Installed the NetWitness Suite NWDB service in your network environment.
  • Added a collection on the NWDB service.


Refer the following table to configure NWDB :

  1. Add a RSA Archiver host with a Reporting Engine service.
See Step 1: Add or Update a Host in the Hosts and Services Getting Started Guide.
  1. Add the Workbench service into your NetWitness Suite deployment
See Add Workbench Service below.
  1. Add Workbench as data source to Reporting Engine.
See Step 3: Add Workbench as Data Source to Reporting Engine in the Archiver Configuration Guide.

Add Workbench Service

The Workbench service is installed on a Reporting Engine. The data that is to be restored must be restored on the Workbench service.

Note: Ensure that you have added a Reporting Engine service and applied license to it.

To add the Workbench service:

  1. In the main menu, select ADMIN> Services.
  2. In the Services panel, click   > Workbench.

    The Add Service dialog is displayed.

  3. Provide the following details.

    HostSelect a Reporting Engine host.
    NameType a name for the service.
    PortDefault port is 50007
    SSLSelect SSL if you want NetWitness Suite to communicate with the service using SSL. The security of data transmission is managed by encrypting information and providing authentication with SSL certificates.

    Note: If you select SSL, ensure SSL is enabled in the System Configuration panel.

  4. Click Test Connection to determine if NetWitness Suite connects to the service.
  5. When the result is successful, click Save.

    The added service is now displayed in the services panel.

Note: If the test is unsuccessful, edit the service information and retry.

You have to carry out the following Workbench configurations to you to be able to use data from Workbench data source to generate Reports and Alerts:This topic provides following instructions describes on how to add Workbench service as a data source to Reporting Engine to generate report for the data collected by Workbench.


Make sure you have:

  1. Added Workbench as a service to your NetWitness Suite deployment. For more information, see Step 1. Add Workbench Service in the Archiver Configuration Guide.
  2. Added a Collection on the Workbench service.


Perform the following steps to add Workbench as a data source to Reporting Engine:

  1. In the main menu, select ADMIN > Services.
  2. In the Servicespanel, select a Reporting Engine service.
  3. Select  > View > Config.

    The Services Config View of Reporting Engine is displayed.

  4. Select the Sources tab.
  5. Click  and select Available Services.

    The Available Services dialog is displayed:

  6. Select the Workbench service and click OK

The workbench service is now added as a data source to the Reporting Engine.

Note: The services with the Trust Model enabled must be added individually. You are prompted to provide a username and password for the selected service. 


You can now create reports on the data collected by Workbench.

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