Host GS: Files Tab

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This topic describes the service configuration files that are visible in the Services Config view > Files tab.

Use the Files tab in the Services Config view to edit service configuration files for Decoders, Log Decoders, Brokers, Archivers, and Concentrators as text files.

The files you can edit vary depending upon the type of service you are configuring. The following files are common to all core services.

  • service index file
  • netwitness file
  • crash reporter file
  • scheduler file
  • feed definitions file

In addition, the Decoder has files that configure parsers, feed definitions, and a wireless LAN adapter. 

Note: The default values in the configuration files cover most common situations. You may need to edit configuration parameters and values for optional services, such as the crash reporter or scheduler. Do not change these values in the Files tab unless you understand networks and the factors that affect the way services collect and parse data.

More detail on the service configuration parameters is available in the Service Configuration Settings.

To access the Files tab:

  1. In NetWitness Platform, go to ADMIN > Services.
  2. Select a service and select The Actions drop-down menu > View > Config.
    The Services Config view is displayed with the General tab open.
  3. Click the Files tab.

Edit a Service Configuration File

This is an example of the Files tab.

This is the Files tab.

Files Tab Toolbar

The Files tab has a toolbar and an edit window. This is an example of the toolbar.

This is the Files tab toolbar

These are the features of the Files tab toolbar.

File drop-down listDisplays a list of files that the system is currently using. When you select a file, the text of the file is displayed in the text edit window. In the text window, you can edit the file and save the changes, or create alternate files to use.
Service / Host drop-down listDisplays the service type and host. You can open a file from either the service or the host for editing.
The Get Backup button Retrieves the latest backup of the current file, which can prove useful when you have made changes and want to go back to the previous version of the file. The backup does not replace the current file unless you click Save.
The Push button Displays a dialog in which you can select services of the same type and push the currently viewed file to the services.
ApplyOverwrites the current file, creates a backup file.

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