Audit and Session Trail¶
The “Audit Trail” page in Dashboard houses two major features for monitoring user and session activity: “Audit Trail” and “Session Trail.” Audit Trail provides administrators with an audit log to track and search through account actions. Account activity can be audited at all levels of Frame platform hierarchy. Session Trail is also viewable from this part of the Dashboard. Session Trail provides detailed information about current session activity in the account. This guide shows how to access both Audit Trail and Session Trail and provides detailed descriptions of each component. You can use the links below to jump ahead, if needed.
Access Audit/Session Trail¶
As mentioned above, you can access the Audit Trail at every level of the Frame platform hierarchy. Perhaps the simplest way to access Audit Trail from the account level would be through your account’s Dashboard. From the Dashboard, simply click the “Audit Trail” link in the menu on the left.
Click the “Session Trail” tab right next to the Audit Trail tab to access that page in your Dashboard.
If you would like to access the Audit Trail/Session Trail page for an Organization or Customer entity, simply search for the entity in your console view. Click on the menu button to the right of the desired entity and select either “Audit Trail” or “Sessions.”
Audit Trail Overview¶
Under the “Audit Trail” section header, there is a search bar. You can search by user email and name here or use the column titles to sort the account activity.
If you would like to search for account actions within a certain time frame, click on the date range in the upper right corner of the section. Set your desired time frame by clicking on the starting and ending dates in the calendar view.
Using the filter icon in the top right corner, you can filter your results by specific account action.
Lastly, you can download the details of your Audit Trail in CSV format by clicking the blue “Download CSV” link in the upper right corner. The CSV will provide all Audit Trail details for the time frame specified to the left of the download link.
Session Trail Overview¶
You may notice immediately that all of the information under the Session Trail tab is blue. Administrators can hover over any blue text to view additional details for that particular subject.
The Session Trail fields are:
Session ID: Unique ID for the session. Important when discussing any issues with a user session with Nutanix Support.
User: Name of the user as provided by the identity provider.
Instance Type: The name of the instance type used for that user session. This name corresponds to the production pool name in Capacity.
Bandwidth: The average bandwidth consumed over the course of the Frame session. Hovering over the value shows the minimum, average, and maximum bandwidth consumed over the course of the session.
Frame Rate: The average frame rate (frames per second) as reported by Frame Terminal or Frame App on the user’s endpoint. Hovering over the value shows the minimum, average, and maximum frame rate, measured over the course of the session.
Latency: The average round-trip network latency between the endpoint and the server. Hovering over the value shows the minimum, average, and maximum network latency, measured over the course of the session.
Start Time: The time (in UTC) when the user was connected into a virtual machine using Frame Remoting Protocol.
Duration: The elapsed time between the start of the session (when the user connected to a virtual machine) and the close of the session (when the user was logged out of the operating system).
You can use the search bar under the “Session Trail” section header by entering details such as a user’s email, name, session ID, or use the column titles to sort the information to your preference.
Just like the Audit Trail page, you can also narrow your Session Trail information down by selecting a date range in the upper right corner.
Click on the ellipsis listed next to a session and select “Timeline” to display a timeline view of session events.
Hover over each event to see additional details.
Lastly, you can download the details of your Session Trail in CSV format by clicking the blue “Download CSV” link in the upper right corner. The CSV will provide all Session Trail details for the time frame specified to the left of the download link.