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Xenserver user actions audit?

Started by Jordan Kostov , 20 April 2017 - 12:47 PM
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:47 PM

Dear all!

We are wondering how to find what actions are performed on the Xen environment by the users.

The environment grows bigger on a daily basis and it is easier for admins to make mistakes.

 

For example there was a request today for a VM that cannot be found and it seems it is nowhere to be. The question is how to find out when and what happened to it?

Does anyone has similar issues and how do you cope with them?

 

I wonder if implementation of more advanced Xen GUI such as Xen Orchestra or Openstack Horizon will help coping with this matters as they offer better granularity (and probably logging).



Marc O'Neill Citrix Employees

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:41 AM

Dear all!

We are wondering how to find what actions are performed on the Xen environment by the users.

The environment grows bigger on a daily basis and it is easier for admins to make mistakes.

 

For example there was a request today for a VM that cannot be found and it seems it is nowhere to be. The question is how to find out when and what happened to it?

Does anyone has similar issues and how do you cope with them?

 

I wonder if implementation of more advanced Xen GUI such as Xen Orchestra or Openstack Horizon will help coping with this matters as they offer better granularity (and probably logging).

 

XenServer will not provide this information on its own. We only log login attempts and not which user performed which action.

 

One of the guys from Xen Orchestra frequents here may be able to tell you the audit trail that it provides.




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