You set up and maintain the physical or virtual machine on which NetWitness Platform services run in the Hosts view.
A service performs a unique function, such as collecting logs or archiving data. Each service runs on a dedicated port and is modeled as a plug-in to enable or disable, according to the function of the host. You must configure the Core services first.
You must configure hosts and services to communicate with the network and each other so they can perform their functions such as storing or capturing data.
This workflow shows the procedures you complete to set up a host, maintain a host, and update the host with new NetWitness Platform versions. Setting up a host is the first task in this workflow. The hosts with core services are set up out-of-the-box. After that, you can set up additional hosts to enhance your NetWitness Platform deployment. The other two tasks, maintaining a host and updating versions for a host, are performed when required and do not have a specific order of completion.
What do you want to do?
For detailed instructions of the following tasks, see Hosts and Services Procedures.
* You can perform these tasks in the current view.
The following example shows you how to set up a host.