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Friday, 24 February 2012 18:32

Logging Information - locations /porpose

 

VMkernel Logging:

• Location: /var/log/vmkernel (ESX Classic) or /var/log/messages (ESXi)

• Purpose: This log file contains informational messages, alerts, and warnings for various pieces of code that execute via the vmkernel. It also contains log entries dumped from module logging (Qlogic, Emulex, S/W iSCSI, etc)

• Iterations: By default, this log has 36 rotations excluding the base log (vmkernel to vmkernel.36)

• Related logs: Alert and warning VMkernel events are copied to /var/log/vmkwarning

 

Service Console Logging (ESX Classic)

• Location: Various logs under /var/log/

• Purpose: These logs would also appear in RHEL and contain the same type of log information you would expect from that OS (aside from vprobs in ESX 4.0)

• Log files: boot, secure, messages, rpm, etc

 

Hostd Logging:

• Location: /var/log/vmware

• Purpose: This log contains entries from hostd operations including NFC (network file copy) operations.

• Iterations: By default, this log has 10 rotations which wrap (hostd-0 to hostd-9). Pay attention to the timestamp of the log to determine which log you wish to review

 

Vpxa Logging

• Location: Various logs under /var/log/vmware/vpx

• Purpose: This log contains requests/communication between the host and vCenter or vCenter and the host

• Iterations: By default, this log has 10 rotations which wrap (vpxa-0 to vpxa-9). Pay attention to the timestamp of the log to determine which log you wish to review

 

Esxcfg-boot Logging:

• Location: /var/log/vmware

• Purpose: This log contains esxcfg-boot command information and results from the esxcfg-boot command when it is run.

• Iterations: There are 4 log iterations

 
 

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