Configure VMware Event Sources in NetWitness

This topic tells you how to configure the VMware collection protocol.

To add a VMware Event Source:

  1. Go to netwitness_adminicon_25x22.png (Admin) > Services.
  2. Select a Log Collection service.
  3. Under Actions, select netwitness_ic-actns.png > View > Config to display the Log Collection configuration parameter tabs.
  4. Click the Event Sources tab.


  1. In the Log Collector Event Sources tab, select VMware/Config from the drop-down menu.

    The Event Categories panel displays the VMware event sources that are configured, if any.

  2. Click netwitness_ic-add.png to open the Available Event Source Types dialog.


  3. Select vmware-events or vmware-tasks from the Available Event Source Types dialog and click OK.

    The VMware available event source types are as follows:

    • vmware-events: Setup vmware-events to collect events from vCenter Servers and ESX/ESXi servers.
    • vmware-tasks: (Optional) Setup vmware-tasks to collect tasks from vCenter Servers.
  4. Select the new type in the Event Categories panel, and click + in the Sources toolbar.

  5. Add a Name, Username and Password, and modify any other parameters that require changes.

    Caution: If you need to enter the domain name as part of the Username, you must use a double-backslash as a separator. For example, if the domain|username is corp\smithj, you must specify corp\\smithj.

  6. Click OK to save your changes.