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September 27, 2010

View logs on VMware ESXi servers

Now we know ESXi is the way to go we need to start to trancition all our ESX servers to ESXi. This is said quicker then done. During a certain period we have build a lot of experiance managing these ESX servers. On of the biggest changes is that there is no more Service Console to login to to watch (using tail / less / more) the log files.

There are now some other possibilities to watch your log files.

  • Via the DCUI (Consolee of the ESXi). Press F2 (and the password to get to the different options

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Log files via ESXi webpage.

  • Using the vSphere Client direct to the ESXi

Log files in vSphere Client Direct tot ESXi

  • Using the vSphere client connected to the vCenter and then select the ESXi server you want to export logs from.

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  • Export the logs using PowerCLI using the cmdlet get-log
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