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VMware alerts for VM settings changes

svillardi
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Hi.

I work with about  a dozen co-workers who all have access to change settings on VMs.  They can add space, change CPU count, change memory, etc.

I want to send email alerts when these changes are made.

What do I choose in creating alerts?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
You will need to look at Task and Events, and even then Auditing may not pick up these changes,

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Commented:
There's no way to get alerts?  What about 3rd parties? vCOPS / vRealize?  We are licensed for that.
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You can monitor for specific conditions or state of VMs, e.g. CPU usage, power state, and you can also monitor for specific events occurring on the VM, e.g. VM power on using vCenter Server, but this does not monitor configuration changes.

All tasks and events are recorded in the SQL database, and they can be accessed via PowerCLI or Ruby vSphere Console.

Do you have - vRealize Operations ?
http://www.vmware.com/products/vrealize-operations/features.html

Change Auditor for VMware vCenter
http://software.dell.com/products/change-auditor-for-vmware-vcenter/

Netwrix Auditor for VMware provides:
http://www.netwrix.com/vmware_reporting.html

does what you require, it monitors real time changes of events of VMs.