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Change Auditor for VMWare 7.0.2 - User Guide

VMware Searches/Reports

Introduction

Change Auditor provides built-in searches that can be run to retrieve VMware activity captured by deployed agents enabling you to retrieve valuable information from a variety of perspectives.

You can also create custom search definitions to search for the configuration changes that need to be tracked in your environment. You will use the search properties tabs across the bottom of the Searches page to define new custom searches.

 

VMware built-in searches

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To see a complete list of built-in reports, see the Change Auditor Built-in Reports Reference Guide.

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Click the Searches tab or select View | Searches.
NOTE: To modify a built-in search, see the Change Auditor User Guide.

Create custom searches

The following scenarios explain how to use the What tab to create custom VMware searches.

 

NOTE: Selecting the Private folder will create a search that only you can run and view, whereas selecting the Shared folder will create a search which can be run and viewed by all Change Auditor users.
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Click New to activate the Search Properties tabs across the bottom of the Searches page.
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Open the What tab, expand Add and select Subsystem | VMware.
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On the Add VMware Host dialog, select the All VMware Hosts option.
By default, All Actions is selected meaning that all of the actions associated with the VMware host will be included in the search.
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Click OK to save your selection and close the dialog.
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Click New to activate the Search Properties tabs across the bottom of the Searches page.
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Open the What tab, expand Add and select Subsystem | VMware.
This Object - select to search only the selected object.
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In the Host Name field, enter or use the filters to select the host to be searched.
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In the VM Name field, enter or use the filters to select the VM to be searched.
By default, All Actions is selected meaning that all of the actions associated with the path will be included in the search.
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Click OK to save your selection and close the dialog.
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Click Run to save and run the search. Click Save to save the search definition without running it.
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Click New to activate the Search Properties tabs across the bottom of the Searches page.
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Open the What tab, click Add (or expand Add and select Event Class).
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On the Add Facilities or Event Classes dialog, enter VMware in the data filter field under the Facility heading to display all of the VMware events.
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From this list, select one or more events and use the Add | Add This Event option to add the selected events to the list box at the bottom of the dialog. Click OK to save your selection and close the dialog.
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Click Run to save and run the search. Click Save to save the search definition without running it.
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