ODBC DSNs Event Source Configuration Parameters

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) event sources require Data Source Names (DSNs) so you need to define DSNs with their associate value pairs for ODBC event source configuration.

Access ODBC Configuration Parameters

To access the ODBC Event Source Configuration Parameters:

  1. Access the Services view by selecting netwitness_adminicon_25x22.png (Admin) > Services from the NetWitness Platform menu.
  2. Select a Log Collection service.
  3. Under Actions, select actions menu View > Config to display the Log Collection configuration parameter tabs.

    The Service Config view is displayed with the Log Collector General tab open.

  4. Click the Event Sources tab, and select ODBC/DSNs from the drop-down menu.

Workflow

This workflow illustrates the basic tasks needed to start collecting events through Log Collection.

workflow - configure collection protocols and event sources

What do you want to do?

Role I Want to... Documentation

Administrator

Perform basic Log Collection implementation

Basic Implementation

Administrator

Set up a lockbox to maintain lockbox settings.

Set Up a Lockbox

Administrator

Start Log Collection services.

Start Collection Services

Administrator

*Configure Log Collection protocols and event sources.

Configure Collection Protocols and Event Sources

Administrator

Verify that Log Collection is working.

Verify That Log Collection Is Working

*You can perform this task here.

Related Topics

ODBC DSN Configuration Parameters

This topic describes the Data Source Names DSNs configuration parameters.

DSN Panel

In the DSNs panel, you can add, delete, or edit DSNs and the DSN name‐value pairs for ODBC Event sources.

Feature Description
add icon Displays the Add DSN dialog in which you define a DSN and its parameters.
delete icon Deletes the selected DSNs.
edit icon Displays the Edit DSN dialog in which you edit the name-value pairs for the selected DSN.
manage templates Displays the Manage DSN Templates dialog in which you can add or delete DSN name-value pair templates.
select icon Selects DSNs.
DSN Name of the DSN that you added.
Parameters <name-value for="" p="" pairs="" the=""> </name-value>

Add or Edit DSN Dialog

In this dialog, you add or modify a file directory for the selected event source.

Note: Required parameters are marked with an asterisk. All other parameters are optional.

Feature Description
DSN Template Select a predefined DSN value name-value pairs template for the DSN.
DSN Name*

Add the name of the DSN. You cannot edit a DSN name after you add it.

This value must correspond with a DSN entry in the ODBC.ini file. Valid value is a character string that is restricted to the following characters:

[_a-zA-Z][_a-zA-Z0-9]*

This means that the file directory must start with a letter followed by numbers, letters, and underscores (for example, oracle_executive_compensation).

Parameters

add icon Adds a row in which you can define a parameter name-value pair.

delete icon Deletes the selected parameter name-value pair.

select icon Selects parameter name-value pairs.

Name - Enter or modify the parameter name.

Value - Enter or modify the value associated with the parameter name.

Cancel Closes the dialog without adding the DSN and its name-value pairs or saving modifications to the name-value pairs.
Save Adds the DSN and its name-value pairs or saves modifications to the name-value pairs.

Manage DSN Templates Dialog

In this dialog, you can add or delete DSN name-value pair templates.

Feature Description
Template Selection Panel
add icon Opens the Add Template panel in which you can add a DSN name-value pair template.
delete icon Deletes the selected template.
select icon Selects a template for deletion or modification.
Add Template Panel
add icon Adds a value pair row.
delete icon Deletes a value pair row.
select icon Selects a value pair row.
Name Enter the parameter name.
Value Enter the value associated with the parameter name.
Cancel Cancels any changes you made in the dialog.
Save Adds the DSN and its name-value pairs or saves modifications to the name-value pairs.
Close Closes the dialog without adding the DSN and its name-value pairs or saving modifications to the name-value pairs.