Track vCenter Change Events with Foglight

Change Analyzer has a really awesome feature called Change History.  The Change History View displays all of the vCenter change events that occurred to VMs, hosts, clusters, datastores, and resource pools within a selected environment, during a selected timeframe.

 

Change History View -

 

 

 

In the example below, I'm filtering on all Change Events by 'SATURN\mikem'

 

 

 

 

Filter and Export -

 In the example below, I'm filtering on all Change Events by 'eduardk' and creating a quick export of the filtered changes.

 

 

Foglight does provide a Out-Of-The-Box report specifically for Change Events called 'Change History'.  You can setup this report to run on a scheduled basis and automatically email to one or many recipients.

 

Use the Time Range selector to go back-in-time to view past Change Events.

By default, Foglight retains Change Events for 13-months (the default retention policy can be modified).

 

 

 

 

List of Change Events captured and presented by Foglight

https://support.quest.com/technical-documents/foglight-change-analyzer/5.6.16/user-and-reference-guide/6#TOPIC-394254

 

 

 

For more information, visit our Foglight for Virtualization product page.

About the Author
Corey.Rivers
Corey Rivers is a Virtualization Systems Consultant for Quest, specializing in Infrastructure Performance Monitoring.