This document explains the concepts of ‘Audit Log’, a section where you can audit and analyze what setup changes have been done on Opsview Monitor, from the addition and removal of hosts, to users logging in/out, applying changes and more.
After reading this section, a user should be able to filter the Audit Log, export the results, understand the different categories and more.
Go to Configuration > System > Audit Log:
Audit Log is essentially the ‘history’ view within Opsview Monitor; it will show what users have been doing, what changes have been made, by whom and when, and allow for the restoration of a previous ‘known working setup’ in the event of a configuration error.
Audit log interface
The columns within the Audit Log table are:
- Ref — a system-generated unique ID for the given event or Audit Log entry.
- Date & Time — date and time of when the Audit Log entry was generated.
- Username — user who generated the Audit Log entry, for example the user who added the new host, or the user who performed an ‘Apply Changes’ from the Configuration menu.
- Category — type of Audit Log entry (covered later).
- Activity Description — detailed output for the Audit Log entry, i.e. the IP of the user who logged in, the details of the newly added host.
- Changelog — change log comment for that specific configuration change (only shown when this feature is enabled).
- Action column — optional additional actions to perform a specific activity related to the entry, such as a ‘Restore’ button for configuration.
For users to be able to view the audit log, they will need
CONFIGUREVIEW permissions. See the section Adding a New Role for more information.