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my question is about a Windows xp computer running one or more xp or Ubuntu virtual machines, via VMWare Player. What I'm asking is : can I remotely know what happens inside these virtual machines at any time? As I need to monitor what programs get used, written files, visited websites and such. I forgot to mention that these vms Internet connection is provided through a USB UMTS modem (or in the worst case an iPhone USB tethering, tough it's rare). The host that the VM runs on is instead connected to a LAN, on a windows domain. Is what I'd like to do possible? Thanks for any help I will receive

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I am sure you could purchase software to record certain events and send the logs to a desination of your choice. – Ramhound Oct 26 '12 at 14:59
Do you have any links? :) – Entropy Oct 26 '12 at 15:08
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It's possible but can get complicated. If you're willing write your own scripts you can use tools such as Nagios or Veeam Monitor to get the job done.

There is a listing of custom Nagios scripts specifically made for VMware on Nagios Exchange.

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Both solutions seem pointed more toward resources performance monitoring rather than resources inspection, am I wrong? – Entropy Oct 26 '12 at 15:13
They're made for monitoring resources. However Nagios can be used to do things such as send you a log report or tell you what processes are currently running. It will be able to do all the things you metnion but you're going to have to roll your own… – 에이바 Oct 26 '12 at 15:23
Thank you, I'd like to see if I get more answers before accepting yours that looks like the "winner" at the moment ;) – Entropy Oct 26 '12 at 15:33

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