vSphere 4 logs - how can I view the event details?

Hello Everybody,

I'm trying to figure out how to view more details for the Events that have taken place in our vSphere 4 environment. For example, I see lots of events with the description "Reconfigured virtual machine". The same message is shown when an network card is added or removed... there is no indication of what actually took place. Is there a way to see what was reconfigured and by who?

I've looked in the System Logs on vSphere Client but could not find anything helpful.

Thank you,
Max
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TripyreCommented:
There is no way within vSphere to determine this.  you would need to purchase a third party software that does comparison changes such as Hyper9 (which i prefer), NetIQ Security Manager or other such software.
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SlavyanAuthor Commented:
Hyper9 looks interesting.

Is there a free solution that can do this?
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TripyreCommented:
Not that I am aware of.  I have looked for something along these lines too that was free but could not find anything.  If you find anything, let me know.
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xfreddieCommented:
have you looked at the VMA posibillities?
(vSphere Management Assistant )

http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/178973

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TripyreCommented:
VMA allows you remotely administer your ESX hosts.  I do not believe it has any logging that monitors VM reconfigurations.  I use VMA to run scripts against multiple ESX hosts without having ssh to each one.
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