This two-day class covers how to search and report with ArcSight Logger. This course begins with a quick overview of Logger and moves into searching for events, using search tools, working with filters and saved searches as well as designing and generating reports. The course wraps with report dashboards.
Please note this course is a subset of the full Logger Administration and Operations course, covering only the search and reporting modules of the full course.


To be successful in this course, you should have the following prerequisites or knowledge:

  • Basic Logger knowledge or experience
  • Possible attack activities, such as scans, man in the middle, sniffing, DoS, and possible abnormal activities, such as worms, Trojans, and viruses
  • Basic Windows operating system tasks and functions
  • SIEM terminology, such as threat, vulnerability, risk, asset, exposure, and safeguards

Delegates will learn how to

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain how Logger processes event data
  • Enable peer Loggers for searching
  • Use the Search Builder tool as the common UI to create any queries, in any combination with pipeline operators
  • Save a query as a filter or a saved search, and retrieve it later
  • Run a report as a scheduled report job
  • Copy and save a customized report template to meet your needs
  • Create and edit a report query
  • Design a new report dashboard




Introduction to Logger

  • What is Logger?
  • What is an Event?
  • ArcSight Log Management Platform
  • Logger Features
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • What’s new in Logger
  • Logger family of products
  • Logger Use Cases

Searching Events

  • Logger search overview
  • Search input
  • Search results display
  • Search techniques
  • Pipeline operators
  • Search performance
  • Wild cards
  • Peer Logger search
  • Indexing

Using Search Tools

  • Customizing time ranges and Field Sets
  • Search helper
  • Creating complex queries using Search Builder
  • Raw events and Regex Helper
  • Validating Queries with Search Analyzer
  • Refining and re-running searches
  • Exporting search results
  • Live Event Viewer

Working with filters and Saved Searches

  • Saving and retrieving a query
  • Types of Filters
  • Managing Filters
  • Creating Saved Search Jobs
  • Creating Saved Scheduled Alerts
  • Saving Searches as Dashboard Panels
  • Advanced Search Options
  • Searching from ESM Console

Exploring Logger Reports

  • Types of reports
  • Viewing reports
  • Report task options
  • Running reports
  • Publishing and emailing report results
  • Scheduling report jobs
  • Report administration

Designing Reports

  • Copying reports
  • Using the Adhoc Report Designer
  • Editing a report
  • Customizing report layout

Generating Reports

  • Search Queries and Report Queries
  • Creating and Editing Queries for Reports
  • Using the SQL Editor
  • Report Query Field Attributes and Properties
  • Parameters and Parameter Groups

Using and Designing Report Dashboards

  • Dashboards and Report Home Pages
  • Creating a Report Dashboard