VCEM-67-000006 - ESX Agent Manager must generate log records for system startup and shutdown.

Information

Logging must be started as soon as possible when a service starts and as late as possible when a service is stopped. Many forms of suspicious actions can be detected by analyzing logs for unexpected service starts and stops. Also, by starting to log immediately after a service starts, it becomes more difficult for suspicious activity to go unlogged.

Solution

Navigate to and open:

/etc/vmware/vmware-vmon/svcCfgfiles/eam.json

Below the last line of the 'PreStartCommandArg' block, add the following line:

'StreamRedirectFile' : '%VMWARE_LOG_DIR%/vmware/eam/jvm.log',

Restart the appliance for changes to take effect.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_VMW_vSphere_6-7_Y22M04_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

References: 800-53|AU-12a., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000169, Rule-ID|SV-239377r674625_rule, STIG-ID|VCEM-67-000006, Vuln-ID|V-239377

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 7d57f596d541a919533d0429253bc61175794ba64595b5e5f27f7d4d62eaab9f