Monitor VMware Engine activity

Activity logs provide insight into operations done in the Google Cloud VMware Engine portal. The list of activities that are logged includes alerts, events, tasks, and audits. Use the activity logs to determine who, when, and what operations were performed. Activity logs exclude read operations done by a user.

View activity information

Access the Google Cloud VMware Engine portal and select Activity. To view details about any of the activities on the activity page, select the activity. A details panel opens. Actions in the panel depend on the type of activity. Click X to close the panel.

Select a column header to sort the display. You can filter columns for specific values to view. Download an activity report by clicking the Download as CSV icon.

Alerts

Alerts are notifications of any significant activity in your private cloud environment. Alerts include events that affect billing or user access.

To acknowledge alerts and remove them from the list, select one or more from the list and click Acknowledge.

The following table lists the information that is available for alerts. To view the information, click Edit columns and select the columns you want to view.

Column Description
Alert type Category of the alert
Time Time the alert occurred
Severity Significance of the alert
Resource name Name assigned to the resource, such as the private cloud name
Resource type Category of resource, such as private cloud or Cloud Rack
Resource ID Identifier of the resource
Description Description of what triggered the alert
Acknowledged Indication of whether the alert is acknowledge

Events

Events show user and system activity on the VMware Engine portal. The Events page lists the activity associated with a specific resource and the severity of the impact.

The following table lists the information that is available for events. To view the information, click Edit columns and select the columns you want to view.

Column Description
Time Date and time the event occurred
Event type Numeric code that identifies the event
Resource name Name assigned to the resource, such as the private cloud name
Resource type Category of resource, such as private cloud or Cloud Rack
Description Description of what triggered the alert

Tasks

Tasks are private cloud activities that are expected to take 30 seconds or more to complete. Activities that are expected to take less than 30 seconds are reported only as events. Open the Tasks pages to track the progress of tasks for your private cloud.

The following table lists the information that is available for tasks. To view the information, click Edit columns and select the columns you want to view.

Column Description
Task ID Unique ID for the task
Operation Action that the task performs
User User assigned to complete the task
Resource name Name assigned to the resource
Resource type Category of resource, such as private cloud or Cloud Rack
Resource ID ID of the resource
Start Start time for the task
End End time for the task
Status Current task status
Time elapsed Time that the task took to complete (if completed) or is currently taking (if in progress)
Description Task description

Audit logs

Audit logs keep track of user activity. You can use audit logs to monitor user activity for all users.

The following table lists the information that is available for audit logs. To view the information, click Edit columns and select the columns you want to view.

Column Description
Time Time of the audit entry
Operation Action that the audit performs
Resource name Name assigned to the resource
Resource type Category of resource, such as private cloud or Cloud Rack
Resource ID ID of the resource
Result Result of the activity, such as **Success**
Time taken Time to complete the task
Description Description of the action

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