NetWitness Platform Out-of-the-Box Policies

The following table lists the NetWitness Platform Out-of-the-Box Policies with the rules defined for each policy.

You can perform the following tasks on any of these policies:

  • Change service and group assignments.
  • Disable or enable policies.

You cannot perform the following tasks on any of these policies:

  • Delete them.
  • Edit Policy names.

Note: Additional information about the Out-of-the-Box Policies can be found in the User Interface under
Health & Wellness > Policies.

Policy Name Rule Name Alarm Triggered
Communication Failure Between Master NetWitness Server Host and a Remote Host Host is down, Network is down, Message Broker is Down, or Invalid or missing security certificates for 10 minutes or more.
NetWitness Server Monitoring Policy Critical Usage on Rabbitmq Message Broker Filesystem For var/lib/rabbitmq, Mounted Filesystem Disk Usage goes over 75%.
Filesystem is Full Overall Mounted Filesystem Disk Usage reaches 100%.
High Filesystem Usage Overall Mounted Filesystem Disk Usage goes over 95%.
High System Swap Utilization Swap Utilization goes under 5 % for 5 minutes or more.
High Usage on Rabbitmq Message Broker Filesystem Mounted Filesystem Disk Usage for var/lib/rabbitmq goes over 60%.
Host Unreachable Host down.
LogCollector Event Processor Exchange Bindings Status Issue with Log Collection Message Broker Queues for 10 minutes or more.
LogCollector Event Processor Queue with No Bindings Issue with Log Collection Message Broker Queues for 10 minutes or more.
LogCollector Event Processor Queue with No Consumers Issue with Log Collection Message Broker Queues for 10 minutes or more.
Power Supply Failure Host not receiving power.
RAID Logical Drive Degraded For Raid Logical Drive, Drive State equals Degraded or Partially Degraded.
RAID Logical Drive Failed For Raid Logical Drive, Logical Drive State equals Offline, Failed, or Unknown.
RAID Logical Drive Rebuilding For Raid Logical Drive, Logical Drive State equals Rebuild.
RAID Physical Drive Failed For Raid Physical Drive, Physical Drive State does not equal Online, Online Spun Up, or Hotspare.
RAID Physical Drive Failure Predicted For Raid Physical Drive, Physical Drive Predictive Failure Count is greater than 1.
RAID Physical Drive Rebuilding For Raid Physical Drive, Physical
Drive State equals Rebuild.
RAID Physical Drive Unconfigured For Raid Physical Drive, Physical
Drive State contains Unconfigured (good).
SD Card Failure SD Card Status does not equal ok.
NetWitness Platform Archiver
​Monitoring Policy
Archiver Aggregation Stopped Archiver Status does not equal started.
Archiver Database(s) Not Open Database Status does not equal opened.
Archiver Not Consuming From Service Devices Status does not equal consuming.
Archiver Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
Archiver Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
NetWitness Platform Broker Monitoring Policy Broker >5 Pending Queries Queries Pending greater than or equal to 5 for 10 minutes or more.
Broker Aggregation Stopped Broker Status does not equal started.
Broker Not Consuming From Service Devices Status does not equal consuming.
Broker Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
Broker Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
Broker Session Rate Zero Session Rate (current) equals 0 for 2 minutes or more.
NetWitness Platform
Concentrator Monitoring Policy




Concentrator >5 Pending Queries Queries Pending greater than or equal to 5 for 10 minutes or more.
Concentrator Aggregation Behind >100K Sessions Devices Sessions Behind is greater than or equal to 100000 for 1 minute or more.
Concentrator Aggregation Behind >1M Sessions Devices Sessions Behind is greater than or equal to 1000000 for 1 minute or more.
Concentrator Aggregation Behind >50M Sessions Devices Sessions Behind is greater than or equal to 50000000 for 1 minute or more.
Concentrator Aggregation Stopped Broker Status does not equal started.
Concentrator Database(s) Not Open Database Status does not equal opened.
Concentrator Meta Rate Zero Concentrator Meta Rate (current) equals 0 for 2 minutes or more.
Concentrator Not Consuming From Service Devices Status does not equal consuming.
Concentrator Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
Concentrator Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
NetWitness Platform Decoder
Monitoring Policy
Decoder Capture Not Started Capture Status does not equal started.
Decoder Capture Rate Zero Capture Rate (current) equals 0 for 2 minutes or more.
Decoder Database Not Open Database Status does not equal opened.
Decoder Dropping >1% of Packets Capture Packets Percent Dropped (current) is greater than or equal to 1%.
Decoder Dropping >10% of Packets Capture Packets Percent Dropped (current) is greater than or equal to 10%.
Decoder Dropping >5% of Packets Capture Packets Percent Dropped (current) is greater than or equal to 5%.
Decoder Packet Capture Pool Depleted Packet Capture Queue equals 0 for 2 minutes or more.
Decoder Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
Decoder Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
NetWitness Platform Event Steam Analysis
Monitoring Policy




ESA Overall Memory Utilization > 85% Total ESA Memory Usage % is greater than or equal to 85 %.
ESA Overall Memory Utilization > 95% Total ESA Memory Usage % is greater than or equal to 95 %.
ESA Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
ESA Trial Rules Disabled Trial Rules Status does not equal enabled.
NetWitness Platform IPDB
Extractor
Monitoring
Policy
IPDB Extractor Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
IPDB Extractor Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
NetWitness Platform Incident Management
Monitoring
Policy
Incident Management Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
NetWitness Platform Log Collector
Monitoring
Policy
Log Collector Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
Log Decoder Event Queue > 50% Full Number of events currently in the queue is using 50% or more of the queue.
Log Decoder Event Queue > 80% Full Number of events currently in the queue is using 80% or more of the queue.
Log Collector Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
NetWitness Platform Log Decoder
Monitoring
Policy
Decoder Dropping>10% of Packets Capture Packets Percent Dropped (current) is greater than or equal to 10%
Log Capture Not Started Capture Status does not equal started.
Log Decoder Capture Rate Zero Capture Rate (current) equals 0 for 2 minutes or more.
Log Decoder Database Not Open Database Status does not equal opened.
Log Decoder Dropping >1% of Logs Capture Packets Percent Dropped (current) is greater than or equal to 1%.
Log Decoder Dropping >5% of Logs Capture Packets Percent Dropped (current) is greater than or equal to 5%.
Log Decoder Packet Capture Pool Depleted Packet Capture Queue equals 0 for 2 minutes or more.
Log Decoder Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
Log Decoder Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
NetWitness Platform Malware Analysis
Monitoring
Policy
Malware Analysis Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
NetWitness Platform Reporting Engine Monitoring
Policy
Reporting Engine Alerts Critical Utilization Alerts Utilization is greater than or equal to 10 for 5 minutes or more.
Reporting Engine Available Disk <10% Available disk space is less than 10%.
Reporting Engine Available Disk <5% Available disk space is less than or equal to 5%.
Reporting Engine Charts Critical Utilization Charts Utilization is greater than or equal to 10 for 5 minutes or more.
Reporting Engine Rules Critical Utilization Rules Utilization is greater than or equal to 10 for 5 minutes or more.
Reporting Engine Schedule Task Pool Critical Utilization Schedule Task Pool Utilization is greater than or equal to 10 for 15 minutes or more.
Reporting Engine Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
Reporting Engine Shared Task Critical Utilization Shared Task Pool Utilization is greater than or equal to 10 for 5 minutes or more.
NetWitness Platform Warehouse Connector
Monitoring
Policy
Warehouse Connector Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
Warehouse Connector Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.
Warehouse Connector Stream Behind Stream Behind is greater than or equal to 2000000.
Warehouse Connector Stream Disk Utilization > 75% Stream Disk Usage (Pending Destination Load) is greater than or equal to 75.
Warehouse Connector Stream in Bad State Stream Status does not equal consuming or online for 10 minutes r more.
Warehouse Connector Stream Permanently Rejected Files > 300 Number of files in the permanently rejected files is greater than or equal to 300.
Warehouse Connector Stream Permanently Rejected Folder > 75% Full Rejected folder usage is greater than or equal to 75%.
NetWitness Platform Workbench Monitoring Policy Workbench Service in Bad State Service State does not equal started or ready.
Workbench Service Stopped Server Status does not equal started.