VCEM-67-000006 - ESX Agent Manager must generate log records for system startup and shutdown.

Details

Logging must be started as soon as possible when a service starts and as late as possible when a service is stopped. Many forms of suspicious actions can be detected by analyzing logs for unexpected service starts and stops. Also, by starting to log immediately after a service starts, it becomes more difficult for suspicious activity to go unlogged.


Solution

Navigate to and open:

/etc/vmware/vmware-vmon/svcCfgfiles/eam.json

Below the last line of the 'PreStartCommandArg' block, add the following line:

'StreamRedirectFile' : '%VMWARE_LOG_DIR%/vmware/eam/jvm.log',

Restart the appliance for changes to take effect.


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Audit and Accountability.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.


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