Host GS: Hosts View

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In the Hosts panel, you can view information about hosts and perform host operations such as adding, deleting, editing, discovering, updating, and rebooting. You can quickly toggle to the Services view to get detailed information on those services. The Hosts panel contains the list of NetWitness Suite hosts in your NetWitness Suitedeployment and the Hosts Panel Toolbar. 

Checkbox.PNGSelect a host or multiple hosts. If you select the checkbox in the column title, it selects all hosts.
NameThe name of the host.
HostThe hostname or IP address of the host.

Displays the number of services connected to the host in the box. The color of the box indicates the status of the services. Green indicates that all of the connected services are started (for example, capturing or aggregating data). Yellow indicates that some of the connected services are started. Red indicates that the connected services are stopped.

Click the box under Services to show the type of services connected to the host. NetWitness Suite services are the Archiver, Broker, Concentrator, Context Hub, Decoder, Event Stream Analysis, Event Stream Analysis Server, Investigate Server, IPDB Extractor, Log Decoder, Log Collector, Malware Analysis, Reporting Engine, Respond Server, Warehouse Connector, and Workbench.

A solid colored green circle indicates that a connected service is started. A blank and white circle indicates that a connected service is stopped. The following example is an NW Server host which always hosts the Admin, Config, Orchestration, and Security servers. You can also co-locate other services on the NW Server.

You can click the service links to toggle to the Services view for more information about the connected services.

Current VersionDisplays the current version of the host.
Update Version

Displays the version or versions to which you can update the host. Select the version to which you want update the host. 

  • When there is only one version is available, NetWitness Suite displays the version-number. Click on it to select it.
  • When there are multiple versions available, NetWitness Suite displays Select Version. Click Select Version and select a version from the drop-down list.

For each host, displays availability of updates and the progress of the update after you initiate it. Refer to Updating a Host Version in The Basics for an illustration of the Host view with its update statuses.

  • Update Available - One or more updates are available, but not applied.
  • Update Path Not Supported - If you have a non-NetWitness Suite Server host running a version that is earlier than the 10.6.0 update path (for example 10.4.0) and you updated your NetWitness Suite Server Host to 10.6.0, the non-NetWitness SuiteServer host will display “Update Path Not Supported” in the Status column of the Hosts view and you cannot update it from this view. To update the non-NetWitness Suite Server host on the unsupported path:
    1. Make sure that your Local Update Repository has the minimum supported version.
    2. SSH to the non-NetWitness Suite Server host and edit the /etc/yum/vars/sarelease file to the version that it intended to update.
    3. Run yum clean all
      Before run  yum update, verify that it can be updated to that version.
    4. Run yum update
  • Host Version cannot be determined - Contact Customer Care. 
  • In Queue for Update - If you select multiple hosts to update (displays In Queue for Update - while it applies the version to each host
  • Downloading n of n - Tracks progress of the update download by file. 
  • Running Pre-Update Checks - checking your your current version configuration to ensure that it has not conflicts.
  • Update warning. View details - found an issue in your existing configuration that does not prevent you from updating to the new version. Click View details to display the warning message dialog.
  • Update conflict. View details - found a conflict in your current version that that blocks the update. Click View details to display the conflict message dialog. You must resolve this conflict to proceed with the update.  See Troubleshooting 10.6 Pre-Update and Update Warnings, Conflicts, and Errors for instructions on how to resolve configuration conflicts.
  • Download error. View details - could not download version update file from your Local Update Repository. See Populate Local Update Repository in the System Maintenance guide.
  • Initiating Update - Initiating the update.
  • Updating n of n packages - Tracks progress of update package by package. 
  • Update error. View details -  Encountered an error during the update. Click View details to display the error message dialog. You must resolve this conflict to proceed with the update. See Troubleshooting 10.6 Pre-Update and Update Warnings, Conflicts, and Errors for instructions on how to resolve update errors.
  • Reboot Host - Click Reboot Host in the toolbar to reboot the host for updates to take effect.


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