In a comment on my Events – Part 3 : Auditing VM device changes post, Ian asked if it was possible to report who started a VM.
To take away the suspense, yes that can be done by using the information from two of my earlier post.
Since I considered it a bit too long to give the solution in a comment, this post.
Continue reading Events – Part 4 : Who started that VM ?
In a comment on my Events, Dear Boy, Events – Part 2 post, Sham was wondering if it was possible to find out which device was actually changed on a guest.
Sham was able to find out who did a change, at what time and on which machine, but he also wanted to know what exactly was changed.
Since this is the kind of audit information that I would like to have as well I had a closer look. And luckily the VmReconfiguredEvent object had all the required information in the configSpec property.
Continue reading Events – Part 3 : Auditing VM device changes
In the previous part of this series (Alarm expressions – Part 1 : Metric alarms) I showed how you could create alarms that are triggered when a metric crosses a watermark.
In this part I will show you how to create alarms when one or more specific events occur in your vSphere environment. More specifically I will show you how to create an alarm that will fire when someone adds or removes a license from your vCenter.
Continue reading Alarm expressions – Part 2 : Event alarms
In a previous entry (see Events: a great source of information – Part 1) I showed how to use the VmCreatedEvent event to find out which guests were created longer than 30 days ago.
In the vSphere SDK documentation there are currently 432 events listed. That makes it sometimes hard to decide which event(s) to use for your reporting/auditing needs.
But luckily there are some tricks to make it easier on you.
Continue reading Events, Dear Boy, Events – Part 2