Replay Sessions in BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux

Using session replay, you can view and replay IO logs.

Enable Session Recording in Script Policy Mode

 

To turn on session recording, Solr must be installed using BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux and log servers must be assigned to a Solr server. For more information, please see Install and Manage Solr.

To turn on session recording in Script Policy Mode:

  1. Go to the Policy Management page.
  2. In the Hostname list, select a server entry.
  3. Select Script Policy. The Script Policy Files list is displayed.
  4. Select a script policy file to edit. The file is displayed in an editor.
  5. Select the Session Replay Path button from the toolbar.
  6. Enter a Base Path for the log file.
  7. Optionally, configure Path Options, such as Display Warnings and Limit Size.
  8. Click the Insert Location option to add the logs to the script policy file.
  9. Click Save in the editor to save the script policy file.

An image of the Session Replay Path button in BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux.

Enable Session Recording in Role Based Policy Mode

 

To turn on session recording, Solr must be installed using BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux and log servers must be assigned to a Solr server. For more information, please see Install and Manage Solr.

To turn on session recording in Role Based Policy Mode:

  1. Go to the Policy Management page.
  2. In the Hostname list, select a server entry.
  3. Select Role Based Policy, and then select Roles.
  4. On the Roles page, select a role entry, and then click Edit.
  5. On the Edit Role page, select Session Replay.
  6. Enter a Base Path for the log file.
  7. Optionally, configure Path Options, such as Include Requested Command.
  8. Click Save.

Play a Recorded Session

To play an IO log session:

  1. Go to the Audit page.
  2. In the Hostname list, select a server entry.
  3. On the Server Details page, select Session Replay. Logs indexed by BeyondInsight for Unix & Linux are displayed.
  4. As necessary, use filters and Search to locate a log. Click on an entry to display activity and user feedback.
  5. Select the Playback icon to start the log player.
  6. On the Session Replay page, select one of the following modes:
    • File: File displays the contents of an IO log immediately.
    • Playback: Replays the IO log in real time as the events occurred, so an administrator can view what the user entered.
  7. On the Session Replay page, you can play, pause, stop, set the speed of the session, zoom in and out, and use full screen.
  8. If ACA policy is enabled and configured, a command history is displayed, allowing you to navigate to specific events in an IO Log.
  9. Optionally, enter a Comment and Audit Status on a log. For example, you can enter a comment or set a flag to provide warnings of a problem or to approve the content.