Change auditing is an important process for controlling the management of your virtual environment, to limit unauthorized changes and errors in VMware inventory. Erroneous and unauthorized changes usually occur every day in organizations in which many IT professionals manage different aspects of virtual infrastructure. Such changes can cause failures and outages in your virtual infrastructure and significantly contribute to virtual machine sprawl.
Powered by AuditAssurance technology, NetWrix VMware Change Reporter audits all changes and enforces controlled change management processes across your virtual environment. This tool sends a daily report pointing to every change made to your ESX servers, folders, clusters, resource pools, virtual machines, and their hardware, including previous and current ("before" and "after") configuration values.NetWrix VMware Change Reporter can be used to:
The product can be installed separately, but also is available as a part of the unified Change Reporter Suite that automates auditing of the entire IT infrastructure.
The product has Freeware and Enterprise Editions. Please review the side-by-side comparison for more information.
Redmond Virtualization Review, Reader´s Choice Awards : Enterprises can use Change Reporter to overview configuration changes on a daily basis, prepare compliance reports and audit the creation of new VMs. The product garnered more than three-quarters of the vote.