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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 17

Auditing the vSphere Environment

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Understand Tasks and Events Data
  • Report the PowerCLI Way
    • What Does Get-VIEvent Return?
    • Using the Get-VIEvent Cmdlet
  • Report the SDK Way
    • Why Use the SDK API?
    • What Is a Collector?
    • Fitting Collectors into Your Script
    • Sample Scripts
  • Configure Tasks and Events Retention

In your vSphere environment, you want to keep track of who changed what at which time. This information can be useful when you are troubleshooting a problem, and it will definitely come in handy when an audit team pays you a visit.

Luckily, vCenter Server and ESX(i) provide you with all you need to access the data required for most audit report requests that come your way.

On an ESX(i) server, only ...

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