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VMware vCenter

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The following instructions are for configuring VMware vCenter to facilitate log ingestion into Taegis™ XDR.

Connectivity Requirements

Source Destination Port/Protocol
VMware vCenter Taegis™ XDR Collector (mgmt IP) TCP/601

Data Provided from Integration

  Auth CloudAudit DNS HTTP Management Netflow NIDS Process Thirdparty
vCenter D       Y        

Y = Normalized | D = Out-of-the-Box Detections | V = Vendor-Specific Detections


Taegis™ XDR detectors are not guaranteed to be triggered, even if a data source's logs are normalized to a schema associated with a given detector. However, you can create Custom Alert Rules to generate alerts based on normalized data from a data source.

Configure the VMware vCenter Platform

Follow the instructions in the VMware documentation to configure log forwarding.

When defining a Syslog configuration, enter the following information:

Field Required Value
Server Address Taegis™ XDR Collector (mgmt IP)
Protocol TCP
Port 601

Example Query Language Searches

To search for auth events from the last 24 hours:

FROM auth WHERE sensor_type = 'VMWARE_VCENTER' and EARLIEST=-24h

To search for managementevent events:

FROM managementevent WHERE sensor_type = 'VMWARE_VCENTER'

To search for auth events associated with a specific user:

FROM auth WHERE sensor_type='VMWARE_VCENTER' AND source_user_name = 'foo'

Sample logs


Taegis™ XDR DOES NOT support multiple events in a single line. Each line much reference a single event and end with a newline character.


Jan 24 00:33:06 1 2023-01-24T02:14:38.893453+00:00 somehost1111 vpxd 31038 - -  Event [123445] [1-1] [2022-12-20T02:14:38.892052Z] [vim.event.UserLogoutSessionEvent] [info] [SOMEDOM.LOCAL\Administrator] [] [654321] [User SOMEDOM.LOCAL\Administrator@ logged out (login time: Tuesday, 20 December, 2022 01:58:49, number of API invocations: 9, user agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; MS Web Services Client Protocol 4.0.30319.42000))]

Command Execution:

Jan 24 00:33:06 1 2023-01-24T02:16:01.544091+00:00 computername CROND 16388 - -  (root) CMD ( test -x /usr/sbin/vpxd_periodic && /usr/sbin/vpxd_periodic >/dev/null 2>&1)

Event Details

vCenter Event Details

vCenter Event Details


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