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Configuration Tracking and Alert Correlation

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This report helps you keep an eye on configuration changes that were made in your virtual environment and to track alerting activity across a time range.

Description

The Configuration Tracking and Alert Correlation report analyzes virtual infrastructure configuration changes, provides detailed information on changes performed within the reporting period and helps track the most frequently changed configuration properties. The report also analyzes the number of alerts triggered during the reporting period, so that you can see correlation between the performed configuration changes and triggered alerts.

Parameters

Date/time Selection: defines the time period to analyze in the report.

Group changes by: defines whether data in the report will be grouped by Date or Property.

Order objects by: defines whether data in the report will be sorted by Name or Number of changes.

Scope: defines a list of Groups or Objects that will be analyzed in the report.
The Add Group option returns a Group and all objects that a group contains. The Add Object option returns only the selected object.

Properties: defines configuration properties for which the report will track changes. The list of available properties will depend on the selected scope.

Sample Usage

Track configuration changes concerning compute resources (CPU and memory) allocated to a group of virtual machines. Analyze how these changes influenced the number of alerts raised in your virtual environment during this week.

Instructions

1.Open the Configuration Tracking and Alert Correlation report.
2.From the From list, choose This Week > Monday. From the To list, choose This Week > Friday.
3.From the Group changes by list, choose Property.
4.From the Order objects by list, choose Name.
5.In the Scope section, include the necessary virtual machines in the report.

Click Add Object. By default, the Filter Options are configured to include only Hyper-V infrastructure objects. In the Add Object window, click Options. In the Options window, click Add. In the Class Name search box, type 'virtual machine' and click Search. Select the Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP) class in the list of search results, click Add and click OK. In the Options windows, click OK to apply the filter. In the Add Object window, click Search. The search will return a list of objects that belong to the Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP) class. Select the necessary VMs in the list, click Add and click OK.

6.In the Properties field, select:

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): CPU Count

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): CPU Priority

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): CPU Reservation

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): Memory Buffer

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): Memory Dynamic

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): Memory Maximum MB

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): Memory Minimum MB

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): Memory Startup MB

Hyper-V Virtual Machine (Veeam MP): Memory Weight

7.Click Run to view the report.

Report Output

In the Summary section, the report will display the following charts:

The Top 5 most changing properties chart will show 5 most frequently changed properties
The Number of changes and alerts by day chart will show day-by-day of configuration changes performed and the number of alerts raised

The details section will provide the following information for each VM included in the report scope:

Column

Column Description

Property

Name of the changed property.

Last Value

The last specified property value.

Number of Changes

The number of times the property was changed.

For each registered property change, the report will also provide the date of change, old and new property values.

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