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FEATURE REQUEST: vCenter Logging

FEATURE REQUEST: vCenter Logging

I would like to request that "Events" typically displayed by vCenter when managed using the vSphere client be able to be analyzed by LEM.

This is beneficial since the ESXi event logging does not not include operational events from the hypervisor in a vCenter managed environment, as a result actions taken against guest VMs are not logged.

It appears that logs may be stored in SQL using the tables “dbo.VPX_EVENT” and “dbo.VPX_EVENT_ARG”

Specific event types of interest are: user login, guest power on, guest power off, guest shutdown, guest reconfigure, guest relocation (migration), guest creation/deletion

A previous post regarding this topic is available here: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/thread/54318

7 Comments
byrona
Level 21

Our PCI Auditor is looking for these exact logs so I need a way to get them into LEM.

tinmann0715
Level 16

mikesky​ check this out. The logs we want appear to be stored in a SQL DB.

tinmann0715
Level 16

This needs to happen so bad. But I think the holdup is VMware. Their logging is less than ideal.

tinmann0715
Level 16

Still waiting for this.

byrona
Level 21

tinmann0715​ While I am and will continue to be a huge advocate for LEM, we finally had to start moving to Splunk because LEM wasn't supporting all of the log sources that we needed to support.

jhynds
Level 13

We have just released a new connector for the vCenter 6.0+ vpxd log. This log is the main vCenter Server log which consists of all vSphere Client and Web Services connections, internal tasks and events and communication with the vCenter Server Agent on managed ESXi/ESX hosts. I'd really like to hear which vCenter logs you guys find most valuable (apart from VPXD) which we may look at building a connector for, so please provide any feedback in a comment below.

li-migration Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Implemented