You can configure individual hosts and services as described in RSA NetWitness Platform Host and Services Configuration Guide. This guide also describes the procedures for applying updates and preparing for version upgrades. 

Note: After you successfully create a VM, Azure assigns a default hostname to it. Refer to "Change Host Network Configuration" in the System Maintenance Guide for instructions on changing a hostname. Go to the Master Table of Contents to find all RSA NetWitness Platform 11.x documents.

  1. SSH to the host using the credentials you specified in the Basics ta b of the Create VM wizard when you created the VM in Azure (in item 4d of Deploy Component Core Services in Azure).
  2. Reset the password for root.


  3. SSH to the host using root for username and the password created in the previous step and provide NetWitness Platform an IP for provisioning.


    For more information, see Installation Tasks to install on NW Server and component hosts.

NetWitness Azure Storage Allocation Procedure

TO allocate storage in NetWitness Platform, perform the following steps:

  1. In Microsoft Azure portal (, go to Virtual Machines.
  2. Click on the required VM > Disks.


  3. Click Add data disk.

    Note: You need to add the appropriate amount of disks to meet the retention requirements. If you need to add more than a single disk, a RAID configuration is needed. For more information, see RAID Configuration Instructions [Mike to rework this section as part of his blog].


  4. In the drop-down list, select Create disk.


  5. Enter the Name, Resource group (Select Use existing), Account type (SSD for Concentrator Index DB and HDD for others), Source type (select None (empty disk)), Size and fill the other fields.


  6. Click Create.
  7. Select Read/Write for HOST CACHING. and click Save.