Starting with VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension 1.5, you can record all activities at the bucket level.

When you configure bucket logging, you define a target bucket that stores the log files. Later, whenever an object is added, modified, or deleted, VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension records the action in a log file.

To write bucket logs, VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension uses a dedicated log delivery account named System Logger. The log delivery account is a subject to the usual access control restrictions. When you configure bucket logging, VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension grants Write of Bucket and Read of ACL permissions on the target bucket to the System Logger account.

You can interact with log files the same way you interact with other objects in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension. You can preview log files directly in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension, or you can download the logs locally.

If VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension uses the ECS storage platform, bucket logging is impossible. The ECS storage platform does not support bucket logging.

If you use Cloudian HyperStore, you can work with bucket logs.