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vSphere alarm audit trail

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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
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Do you have vCenter Server, you can look in the tasks and events?
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Yes, I have that licensed.  Entering the VM name, that appears to only go back 1 day.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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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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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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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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