Logging configuration changes

Principle

By default, Centreon retains all user actions concerning changes to configuration in a log. To access this data, go into the menu: Administration ==> Logs.

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The grey search bar can be used to filter the information presented via filters:

  • Object used to filter on object name (host, service, contact, SNMP trap definition, group, etc.)
  • User used to filter by change author
  • Object Type used to filter by object type

Practice

E.g.: To see all the actions effective by the user: admin, enter “admin” in the User field and click on Search.

The table below defines the columns in the results table:

Column Name Description
Time Indicates the date of the event
Modification type

Contains the type of action effective. There are several types of action possible:

  • Added: Indicates that the object has been added
  • Changed: Indicates that the object has been changed
  • Deleted: Indicates that the object has been deleted
  • Massive Change: Indicates a massive change of configuration on objects.
  • Enabled: Indicates that the object has been enabled
  • Disabled: Indicates that the object has been disabled
Type Indicates object type
Object Indicates object name
Author Indicates the user having effective this change

By clicking on the name of an object, you can view the history of the changes effective on it.

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The table below defines the columns of the changes table:

Column Name Description
Date Date of the change
Contact Name Name of the person having effective the change
Type Modification type
 

The last column describes the change itself :

  • Field name: Describes the field that has been changed
  • Before: Indicates the previous value
  • After: Indicates the new value