vSphere alarm audit trail

Hi,

I have a VM in 5.1 that has triggered a high-cpu alarm occasionally over the last few days.  I'd like to go back in time and see when this started.  Is there any way to do that?  Tried searching the log files with little luck.

Thanks!

--Ben
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
in that case, you will need to use PowerCLI to extract the events, that have been stored

see here as an example

http://vninja.net/virtualization/exporting-vcenter-events-powercli/
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have vCenter Server, you can look in the tasks and events?
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have that licensed.  Entering the VM name, that appears to only go back 1 day.

--Ben
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Nice!  I hadn't used PoweCLI before and wasn't even sure before now if it was a client package or not.  That did the trick.

Much appreciated!

--Ben
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Looked through the log file entries for this VM from the events.csv file and didn't find any triggered alarm information.  Is there another file I should be looking through?

Thanks!

--Ben
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