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  • 1.  Track changes in cluster

    Posted Feb 04, 2020 12:12 PM

    Hello all,

    I'm using vSphere Client version 6.7.

    i have a cluster in data center which today, suddenly, a new VM appeared in the cluster.

    i'm not sure who moved it or what happened exactly.

    what i'm looking for is some log or interface where i can find the answer to how the VM added/restored maybe into the cluster.

    i'm not sure what is the method of tracking this but i'm looking for something like: "user123 moved VM name VM1 to cluster XYZ"



  • 2.  RE: Track changes in cluster

    Posted Feb 04, 2020 12:37 PM

    You could try this way: Click VM -> Monitor -> Tasks or Events


    Check the VM logs files: ESXi/ESX hosts store virtual machine-specific logging in the same directory as the virtual machine's configuration files.

    The default log file name is vmware.log.

  • 3.  RE: Track changes in cluster

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 04, 2020 01:16 PM

    There are various actions which could result in this - examples: a new VM, a clone, deployment from a template, a migration from a host outside of the cluster, adding an unregistered VM to the inventory.

    Review your events at the cluster level.

    View Events in the vSphere Web Client