View audit trail of informative or valuable troubleshooting data tied to your Deployment
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Audit entries are created for virtually all actions in an account, such as launching and terminating instances, as well as all commands that are executed on instances to perform operations such as bundling or performing database backups. The audit entries are kept for a "long time" after the actual event in order to provide a comprehensive history of your actions. You may sort by any item in the table, in ascending or descending order.
By default, when viewing Reports -> Audit Entries the last 14 days are displayed. They are archived however, and the Displays drop-down menu allows you to look at Audit Entries in a quarterly grouping. (The most recent quarter/year on top, the oldest available is on the bottom.)
Displays can be in one of two views:
There are several ways to view audit information. Such as selecting the appropriate entry from any of these locations in the Dashboard:
The following example screen shows the Reports -> Audit Entries index (for a previous quarter):
The following screen shows the Structured View of a specific entry from the Audit Entries report shown above (successful completion of a HAProxy disconnect RightScript):
Note that you can also select the Raw Output View action link. The raw output is not formatted as nicely, but on some occassions it contains more information. Viewing audit entries is of course quite simple. Determining what they mean, particularly while troubleshooting/debugging, is something you get better at over time.
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