WinRM logs activity to an event log on the target machine. This includes both success and failure messages for authentication.
1 On the target machine, right-click My Computer and select Manage.
2 In the navigation tree on the left, choose System Tools > Event Viewer > Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Windows Remote Management > Operational.The default Operational log contains the most common events.
1 Click View.
2 Click Show Analytic and Debug Logs.
4 Select Enable Log.
If the only information you are interested in is the types of connections that are being established, there is a command-line setting that enables logging the connection types.
This contains platform-specific configuration information for configuring the Foglight Agent Manager on UNIX® or Linux®.
The Agent Manager supports the SSH (secure shell) protocol for remote monitoring of hosts running Linux® and UNIX® operating systems. SSH is a protocol which encrypts all traffic between the client and the server, and supports a wide variety of secure authentication mechanisms. SSH is available for installation on all platforms supported for remote monitoring by Foglight.The Agent Manager does not support the older Telnet protocol for remote monitoring. Telnet is an insecure protocol which does not encrypt traffic, and requires that the passwords used to authenticate collections are sent in the clear. For that reason, supporting Telnet as a remote monitoring protocol potentially exposes monitored systems to trivial network eavesdropping attacks, disclosing passwords to attackers.While it is possible to create a closed network with strong security boundaries within which it is safe to run the Telnet protocol, this use case is not common, and it is impossible for the Agent Manager to determine if Telnet is safe to use before offering it as an option for connectivity. Further, the effort required on the part of the user to maintain such a secure environment is far less than that required to simply enable SSH connections on a host. For these reasons, the Agent Manager does not support Telnet as a remote monitoring protocol.