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Sys Maintenance: Realtime Tab

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Oct 2, 2017Last modified by RSA Information Design and Development Employee on Jan 22, 2021
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This topic describes the features of the System Logging > Realtime tab and the Services Logs view > Realtime tab.

The Realtime tab is a view of the NetWitness Platform log or a service log. When it is initially loaded, the view contains the last 10 log entries. As new entries become available, the view is updated with those entries.

To access the Realtime tab:

  1. Go to (Admin) > System.
  2. In the options panel, select System Logging.
    The System Logging panel opens to the Realtime tab by default.

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AdministratorSee details of Log entryDisplay System and Service Logs

Related Topics

System Logging - Settings View

System Logging - Historical Tab

Quick Look

The following is an example of the Realtime tab in the System Logging panel.

1 Displays System Logging Panel
2Displays Realtime Tab

The following is an example of the Realtime tab in the Services Logs view, which is similar.


The Realtime tab has a toolbar with input fields to allow filtering of the entries, and below the toolbar is a grid containing the log entries.


Log Level drop-down
Selects the log level for entries to display in the grid. The Log Level drop-down shows the available log levels for the system or the service. 
  • System logs have seven log levels.
  • Service logs have only six log levels because they do not include the TRACE level.
  • The default is ALL log entries.
Keywords fieldSpecifies a keyword to use when filtering entries. This field is the same for system and service log filtering.
Service field (Service Logs only)Specifies the service type to use when filtering service log entries. Possible values are the host or the service.
Search buttonClick to activate filtering based on the log level, keyword, and service selections.

Log Grid Columns

TimestampThis is the timestamp for the entry.
LevelThis is the log level for the message.
MessageThis is the text of the log entry.

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