3.16. Check System Events

The start action for the vm1 creates several entries in the events collection. This example lists the events collection and identifies events specific to the API starting a virtual machine.

Example 3.19. List the events collection

GET /api/events HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml
cURL command:
curl -X GET -H "Accept: application/xml" -u [USER:PASS] --cacert [CERT] https://[RHEVM Host]:8443/api/events
The API returns a representation that includes the following:
<events>
    ...
    <event id="103" href="/api/events/103">
        <description>User admin logged out.</description>
        <code>31</code>
        <severity>normal</severity>
        <time>2011-06-29T17:42:41.544+10:00</time>
        <user id="80b71bae-98a1-11e0-8f20-525400866c73" 
          href="/api/users/80b71bae-98a1-11e0-8f20-525400866c73"/>
    </event>
    <event id="102" href="/api/events/102">
        <description>vm1 was started by admin (Host: hypervisor).</description>
        <code>153</code>
        <severity>normal</severity>
        <time>2011-06-29T17:42:41.499+10:00</time>
        <user id="80b71bae-98a1-11e0-8f20-525400866c73"
          href="/api/users/80b71bae-98a1-11e0-8f20-525400866c73"/>
        <vm id="6efc0cfa-8495-4a96-93e5-ee490328cf48"
          href="/api/vms/6efc0cfa-8495-4a96-93e5-ee490328cf48"/>
        <host id="0656f432-923a-11e0-ad20-5254004ac988"
          href="/api/hosts/0656f432-923a-11e0-ad20-5254004ac988"/>
    </event>
    <event id="101" href="/api/events/101">
        <description>User admin logged in.</description>
        <code>30</code>
        <severity>normal</severity>
        <time>2011-06-29T17:42:40.505+10:00</time>
        <user id="80b71bae-98a1-11e0-8f20-525400866c73"
          href="/api/users/80b71bae-98a1-11e0-8f20-525400866c73"/>
    </event>
    ...
</events>
The following events occur:
  • id="101" - The API authenticates with the admin user's username and password.
  • id="102" - The API, acting as the admin user, starts vm1 on the hypervisor host.
  • id="103" - The API logs out of the admin user account.