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InTrust 11.4.1 - Preparing for Auditing VMware vCenter and ESX or ESXi

VMware Auditing Overview

The VMware Knowledge Pack expands the auditing and reporting capabilities of InTrust to VMware vCenter, ESX and ESXi.

You can audit the following in your virtual environments:

  • Allocation of resources
  • Management of security settings
  • Status indicator changes

These capabilities help ensure that you can easily avoid denial-of-service situations in production-critical virtual environments.

Setup

Requirements

Components

Installation

Requirements

For details about the versions of VMware environments that InTrust can audit, see the following topics:

Components

Auditing of VMware virtual environments is achieved by installing the VMware vCenter and ESX/ESXi Knowledge Pack. The Knowledge Pack contains the following InTrust objects:

  • Data sources:
    • VMware vCenter events
    • VMware ESX and ESXi events
  • Sites:
    • Microsoft Windows Network\VMware vCenter Servers
    • Unix Network\VMware ESX and ESXi Servers
  • Gathering policies:
    • Microsoft Windows Network\VMware vCenter
    • Unix Network\VMware ESX and ESXi
  • Import policies:
    • Windows Network\VMware vCenter
    • Unix Network\VMware ESX and ESXi
  • Tasks:
    • VMware vCenter weekly event collection
    • VMware ESX and ESXi weekly event collection

The Knowledge Pack also includes reports:

  • Virtual machine startups and shutdowns
  • Virtual machine reconfigurations
  • Virtual machine snapshot activity
  • Virtual machine creations and deletions
  • VMware All Events
  • VMware ESX Configuration Changes
  • VMware Permission Changes
  • VMware User Logon and Logoff
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