Netwrix Change Notifier for VMware
Free auditing tool that keeps you up to date on VMware changes
"Excellent product and service! Netwrix is a company we definitely like to work with and recommend to others."

Jack Johnston,

VP of Technical Operations, North Island Credit Union

Does maintaining control over changes to VMware require too many hands and take up too much time?
Netwrix Change Notifier for VMware is a free VMware monitoring tool that detects and reports on changes to the configuration of your virtual environment, including changes to datacenter instances, host systems, resource pools, clusters, folders, virtual machines and other objects. Each day, it automatically emails a summary of the changes made during the last 24 hours to the address you specify. This report includes the before and after values for modified object and object attribute.
See what changed
Keeps you abreast of what objects were created, deleted and modified in your VMware environment, as well as the before and after values of changed attributes.
Automate auditing
Automatically detects and reports on changes made to platform configuration and delivers change summary reports to the specified email address on a daily basis.
Increase efficiency
Eliminates the tiresome work of analyzing large amounts of arcane log events by reporting on VMware changes in an easy-to-read format.
Save your IT budget
Enables you to avoid the expense of VMware auditing; free VMware monitoring software from Netwrix will never expire or stop working.
Better than other free VMware monitoring tools
Continuous auditing of VMware infrastructure is absolutely necessary to ensure VMware components are performing properly, all business-critical services are available and servers do not run out of resources. But the native VMware event console and the majority of free VMware monitoring tools do not provide a simple and efficient way of auditing VMware configuration changes. Netwrix Change Notifier for VMware outperforms these free VMware tools by delivering meaningful audit data in a convenient and timely manner.
Keeping an eye on changes made to the objects in your virtual environment is essential for timely detection of suspicious activity that may violate security principles. Change Notifier for VMware continuously tracks and automatically reports on security changes in your VMware installations. Daily reports enable IT administrators to identify unwanted modifications and prevent virtual machine sprawl — something that most other free VMware tools simply don’t provide with the same level of efficiency and convenience.

Awareness versus Complete Visibility

Netwrix Change Notifier for VMware compares favorably with other free VMware software auditing tools. However, even this free utility from Netwrix has limitations. To get a complete picture of everything happening in your VMware infrastructure, plus even more convenient and efficient audit data search and consumption, try Netwrix Auditor for VMware. It adds more context to the audit information you receive and further simplifies your auditing routine. See for yourself with a free 20-day trial of a fully functional version of Netwrix Auditor for VMware.
Change Notifier Netwrix Auditor
Feature Change Notifier Netwrix Auditor
Automatic daily email reports showing all changes made during the last day
Details on what changed in VMware
Who, when and where details for every change
Before and after values for all modifications
Predefined reports based on SQL Server Reporting Services, with filtering, sorting and exporting options
Google-like search of audit data with custom search queries and custom reports
Out-of-the-box compliance reports mapped to specific regulatory standards (PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA/NIST800-53 and ISO/IEC 27001)
Long-term storage of audit data in a two-tiered (file-based + SQL database) storage system
Email subscriptions to scheduled reports with the ability to choose multiple recipients (or specific folders), delivery frequency and delivery format
Reports on virtual machine sprawl statistics over a selected period of time
Single installation that handles multiple VMware vSphere instances, each with its own unique settings
Advanced cross-system auditing and reporting

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"I am very happy with my decision to go with Netwrix, and I would recommend them to anyone. Their software does exactly what it says on the tin."

Tim Stainthorpe,

Technical Services Manager, Eclipse Group Solutions Ltd.

System Requirements

Installation of Netwrix Change Notifier for VMware is very quick and perfectly easy. Below are the minimum system requirements.
  • Intel or AMD 32 bit, 500 MHz
  • 512 MB of RAM*
  • 50 MB

* This is a rough estimate. The actual required memory size depends on the average number of changes per day in your monitored environment.

Operating System:
  • Windows XP SP3 or above
Other required components:
  • .NET Framework 3.5
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or above
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Netwrix Change Notifier for VMware