This topic tells you how to configure collection protocols and the event sources using those protocols.

You configure the Log Collector to collect event data from your event sources in the Event Sources tab of the Log Collection parameter view.

To configure a collection protocol:

  1. Go to AdminIcon_25x22.png (Admin)  > Services from the NetWitness Platform menu.
  2. Select a Log Collection service.
  3. Under Actions, select ic-actns.png  > View > Config to display the Log Collection configuration parameter tabs.
  4. Click the Event Sources tab.


  1. Select a collection protocol (for example, File) and select Config.
  2. Click add.png and select an event source.
  3. Select the newly added category and click add.png.
  4. Specify the parameters for the event source. For details, see the individual collection protocol topics.

The following guides provide detailed instructions on how to configure the collection protocols and their associated event sources in NetWitness Platform.  Each guide includes an index to configuration instructions for the event sources supported for that collection protocol.

To configure individual collection protocols, see the following topics: