This section provides information about seeting up configuration tracking for a resource.

For supported resource types, you can configure vCenter Hyperic to track changes made to configuration files (or other local files of interest) and log events for the associated resource. Configuration tracking is supported for most platform and server types; typically not for services.

The instructions in the section apply to server types whose plugin uses event-based configuration tracking, listed below.

For platforms and services that support configuration tracking, and server types that have the agent uses a cryptographic hash function to continuously compare a original version of the file with the current version to see if it has changed.