Step 2. Configure the Aggregation Process

Configuring the aggregation process for a Broker or Concentrator includes setting:

  • Aggregation autostart
  • Timing and performance parameters, such as the number of sessions per round of aggregation and time between rounds
  • Maximum number of open meta and session files
  • The timing of attempts to restart, reconnect, or take offline a non-responsive aggregate service

Configuration Workflow with Configure the Aggregation Process highlighted

To configure the aggregation process on a Broker or Concentrator:

  1. Go to netwitness_adminicon_25x22.png (Admin) > Services.
  2. In the Services view, select a Broker or Concentrator, and select Actions menu > View > Config.

    The Services Config view, which includes the Aggregation Configuration section, is displayed.

    Services Config View in Aggregation Configuration section

  3. (Optional) Select Aggregate Autostart to enable automatic start of aggregation when a service is online.

    Aggregate Autostart to enable auto start of aggregation

  4. (Optional) Edit any of the aggregation settings: the hours back to begin aggregation, the milliseconds between rounds of aggregation, and maximum number of sessions per aggregation round.
  5. (Optional) Edit any of the Service Heartbeat settings, which specify the timing of the first attempt to reconnect to a service after an error, the next attempt to reconnect, and taking the service offline after failure to reconnect.
  6. When finished editing the settings, click Apply.
    The settings become effective immediately.