Auditable Change Management release

Codenotary announces the release of a new product: Auditable Change Management (ACM).

Do you observe that your company pays for licensed software much more than it could? Now with ACM you are able to cryptographically prove that you never exceeded the agreed amount of resources and software instances.

ESXi Changes

Track all changes – ESXi host or virtual machine

Never let the new network in your ESXi host slip in unnoticed or let the host move between clusters without control. The ACM detects automatically changes in the ESXi servers (hosts) and logs them into the tamperproof, immutable database. You can search the changes by entering part of the hostname, choosing any time period in the calendar, and filtering the results by type of change.

Types of changes that are tracked:

  • Hosts moving between clusters, added and removed from the cluster
  • Number of CPU Cores, Sockets, and Speed (frequency)
  • Amount of memory
  • Network, the composition of Host Portgroup, and Distributed Virtual Portgroup
  • VM added, deleted and moved between hosts

The above view presents the five last changes. You can drill down to see all the changes in the host in the given time period.

Clicking on an object card presents a detailed view with a summary of the changes and a scrollable list of changes.

With ACM you can track every change using the detailed dashboard view.

Virtual Machine Changes

Keep an eye on what is changing in your infrastructure. Whether it is the CPU usage, memory consumption, or the number of Virtual Machines running licensed software, you will always be able to prove the numbers in an irrefutable way. VM Dashboard presents a similar view of all the changes that occurred to your virtual machines in the selected time. Changes tracked per VM:

  • VM was deleted and a new VM created
  • VM added and removed from the cluster
  • VM added and removed from the host
  • VM cloning (including creation from a template)
  • CPU Cores, Sockets, Number of CPU changes
  • Memory configuration changes
  • VM network configuration changes
Cluster changes

Cluster Dashboard allows to drill down into changes occurring in the cluster. Each of the three dashboards offers a compact view (entity cards aligned two in a row) and an extended view where each card spans across the screen. Changes tracked in clusters:

  • Cluster added or removed
  • CPU Cores and Socket number
  • Memory changes
  • Network (Host Portgroup or distributed vSwitch or Uplinks)
  • VM added/removed from the cluster
Alerts Dashboard

Alert on changes and potential license violation

Harness your environment comfortably by Rules and Alerts. Decide on which rules are important to you and be alerted when crucial aspects of the infrastructure have shifted. The ACM has a set of 20 predefined rules that may be turned on and off on demand. Each rule will generate alerts presented in the Alerts Dashboard. An alert may be followed by an email notification. The report scheduler will also generate PDF reports with triggered alerts.

PDF reports on changes

Audit Reports

Generate audit reports on demand with one click of the button or easily set a schedule and have the reports generated periodically to be always able to answer audit questions about changes in your infrastructure.

The application allows for very easy deployment as an OVA in a vSphere Client. After the installation in a few simple steps, you can set it up to work with one or many vCenters. The process of patching is user-friendly to allow for the rapid development of new features in the future.

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Find more information here: ACM product page

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