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  • 1.  Understand when an advanced setting has been modified

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 11:11 AM

    Is it possible to understand when an advanced setting has been modified?

    I mean if is there a log which track when an advanced setting has been modified and further which user did it.

    thanks in advance



  • 2.  RE: Understand when an advanced setting has been modified
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 06, 2020 11:20 AM

    You don't say whether vCenter Server is managing your hosts or not.

    If you are using vCenter Server, you may find what you're looking for in the events:

    Monitoring Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions

    These 2 links should help you understand logs and their locations.

    ESXi Log File Locations

    VMware Knowledge Base



  • 3.  RE: Understand when an advanced setting has been modified

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 01:53 PM

    Hi Scott,

    thanks for your answer, based on links you wrote file should be hostd.log, unfortunately it has less then 2 weeks of history in my case, but you give me the right way to understand.



  • 4.  RE: Understand when an advanced setting has been modified

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 11:22 AM

    you can list modified settings via esxcli: esxcli system settings advanced list -d



  • 5.  RE: Understand when an advanced setting has been modified

    Posted Apr 06, 2020 01:55 PM

    Thank you bewe, I know that ,but it only shows which parameter have been modified not when.