Gets log records from the Milestone XProtect Log Server.
Get-VmsLog [[-LogType] <String>] [[-StartTime] <DateTime>] [[-EndTime] <DateTime>] [<CommonParameters>]
Get-VmsLog [[-LogType] <String>] [-Tail] [[-Minutes] <Int64>] [<CommonParameters>]
This cmdlet uses
[VideoOS.Platform.Log.LogClient]::Instance to read logs of
the specified LogType. The log entries available are the same as the logs
available in Management Client, and do not include individual component logs
such as you will find in C:\ProgramData\Milestone*.
The LogClient implementation in MIP SDK can result in exponentially slower read performance when requesting logs over a long time span, so this cmdlet uses a "windowing" strategy to break up the given range of time between StartTime and EndTime. Initially, each request for logs uses a 10-minute range. If the number of log entries in that 10-minute span of time is less than 500, the size of the window will be increased in 5-minute increments.
If the number of log entries in a given period exceed 2000, then the window will be adjusted down so that the next request contains closer to 1000 entries. The minimum window size is 1 minute, and the maximum is 60 minutes.
Connect-ManagementServer -ShowDialog -AcceptEula Get-VmsLog -LogType Audit -StartTime (Get-Date).Date.AddDays(-1) -EndTime (Get-Date).Date <# OUTPUT Local time : 1/31/2022 11:40:26 AM Message text : User has accessed logs. Log type: Audit Time: 2022-01-28 21:00:41 to 2022-01-28 21:01:41 (UTC time) Permission : Granted Category : Log read Source type : Audit Source name : User : [BASIC]\DEMO User location : 18.104.22.168 #>
Login to a Management Server using the login dialog, and then retrieve all audit logs from the previous day, from midnight of the previous day to midnight of today.
Get-VmsLog <# OUTPUT Log level : Error Local time : 1/31/2022 3:56:20 AM Message text : Communication error (hardware) Category : Hardware and devices Source type : Hardware Source name : Mobotix M16 series (192.168.32.25) Event type : Communication Error (Hardware) #>
Without any parameters, the default behavior is to return the last 24 hours of log entries from the System log.
Get-VmsLog -LogType Audit -Tail -Minutes 90
Returns the last 90 minutes of audit logs.
Specifies the end of the time range from which logs should be returned.
Type: DateTime Parameter Sets: TimestampFilter Aliases: Required: False Position: 4 Default value: None Accept pipeline input: False Accept wildcard characters: False
Specifies the type of log entry requested.
Type: String Parameter Sets: (All) Aliases: Accepted values: System, Audit, Rules Required: False Position: 1 Default value: None Accept pipeline input: False Accept wildcard characters: False
Specifies the number of minutes to go back for the most recent logs. The logs returned will reflect all log entries between "Minutes" ago, and "now".
Type: Int64 Parameter Sets: Tail Aliases: Required: False Position: 6 Default value: 60 Accept pipeline input: False Accept wildcard characters: False
Specifies the start of the time range from which logs should be returned. Default value is [DateTime]::Now.AddHours(-24).
Type: DateTime Parameter Sets: TimestampFilter Aliases: BeginTime Required: False Position: 3 Default value: None Accept pipeline input: False Accept wildcard characters: False
Specifies that the "tail", or the most recent entries from the specified log should be returned. The StartTime for the request is determined by subtracting the value specified by "Minutes" from [DateTime]::Now.
Type: SwitchParameter Parameter Sets: Tail Aliases: Required: True Position: 5 Default value: None Accept pipeline input: False Accept wildcard characters: False
This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.