Configure VMware Event Sources in NetWitness Platform

This topic tells you how to configure the VMware collection protocol.

To add a VMware Event Source:

  1. Go to netwitness_adminicon_25x22.png (Admin) > Services.
  2. Select a Log Collection service.
  3. Under Actions, select actions menu > View > Config to display the Log Collection configuration parameter tabs.
  4. Click the Event Sources tab.

    Event Sources tab is displayed.

  1. In the Log Collector Event Sources tab, select VMware/Config from the drop-down menu.

    The Event Categories panel displays the VMware event sources that are configured, if any.

  2. Click add icon to open the Available Event Source Types dialog.

    Available Event Source Types dialog is displayed.

  3. Select vmware-events or vmware-tasks from the Available Event Source Types dialog and click OK.

    The VMware available event source types are as follows:

    • vmware-events: Setup vmware-events to collect events from vCenter Servers and ESX/ESXi servers.
    • vmware-tasks: (Optional) Setup vmware-tasks to collect tasks from vCenter Servers.
  4. Select the new type in the Event Categories panel, and click + in the Sources toolbar.

  5. Add a Name, Username and Password, and modify any other parameters that require changes.

    Caution: If you need to enter the domain name as part of the Username, you must use a double-backslash as a separator. For example, if the domain|username is corp\smithj, you must specify corp\\smithj.

  6. Click OK to save your changes.