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ESX Agent Manager must generate log records for system startup and shutdown.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-239377 VCEM-67-000006 SV-239377r674625_rule Medium
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.
VMware vSphere 6.7 EAM Tomcat Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-06-17


Check Text ( C-42610r674623_chk )
At the command prompt, execute the following command:

# grep StreamRedirectFile /etc/vmware/vmware-vmon/svcCfgfiles/eam.json

Expected output:

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

If no log file is specified for the "StreamRedirectFile" setting, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-42569r674624_fix)
Navigate to and open:


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.