Auditor Help:

Customizing WMC (Who Made Change) Settings

Click on the WMC button on the Systems Management display to call up the System Properties display, shown below. Because you selected WMC, this display is automatically opened to the WMC tab. Here, you can customize the WMC (Who Made Change) parameters for selected systems.

WMC Dialog I

Handling Accrued WMC Data on the Host Server

In the Storage Size section of this display (at the upper right), make sure the Server tab is selected. Set the maximum amount of space you want to allocate for the storage of WMC data on this host server. You can then specify what is to happen when the maximum storage size is reached: either delete events older than the number of days you specify, or keep the currently stored data intact unless or until it is manually cleared.

WMC Server Storage

Use the Restore Defaults button to reset the WMC storage size and behavior to its factory-installed settings.

Handling Accrued WMC Data on Client Systems

On the Client tab (in the Storage Size section), set the maximum amount of space you want to allocate for the storage of WMC data on the client systems. You can then specify what is to happen when the maximum storage size is reached: either delete older data when the space becomes needed, or keep the currently stored data intact until it is manually cleared.

WMC Client Storage

Use the Restore Defaults button to reset the WMC storage size and behavior to its factory-installed settings.

Gathering WMC Data From Client Systems

In the Server Storage Update Interval region of the display (at the center left), specify how frequently you want to fetch WMC data from the client systems for storage on the Auditor host system (that is, the system used for server storage).

Server Storage Update

Note: Be sure to consider that setting a very small scan interval may adversely impact the performance of the WMC client systems, as well as overall network performance.

Selecting Which Events To Track

In the Client Logging Options region (bottom left), use the navigation tree to select those events whose changes you wish to track. The more events you select, the more of an impact the WMC data collection may have on the performance of the WMC client system.

Client Logging Options

Buttons On the WMC Tab

The following buttons appear across the bottom of the WMC tab (of the System Properties display).

  • Help accesses this help page which describes the WMC interface and its associated settings.

  • Uninstall lets you stop WMC data collection on client systems for which WMC events are being collected. You receive a popup requiring that you confirm or cancel your decision.

    Confirm WMC Uninstall

  • Save preserves all the values and changes you have entered in the WMC display.

  • Update Clients installs WMC clients on those systems you have selected for WMC collection. This button also closes the System Properties display, saves all the values and data you have entered (the equivalent of using the Save button), and returns you to the Systems Management display.

    Note: Auditor does not immediately install the WMC client on the systems you have selected. You can check the status of the installation process in the Last Status column on the Systems Management display. If the installation was successfully completed, this column will reflect that.

  • Cancel closes the System Properties display, discards any entries or revisions you have made during this session, and returns you the the Systems Management display.