Thursday, May 19, 2011

Location of ESX log files

The vmkernel logs (which log everything related to the kernel/core of the ESX) = /var/log/vmkernel.


The vmkwarning logs (which log warnings from the vmkernel) = /var/log/vmkwarning.


The vmksummary logs (which provide a summary of system activities such as uptime, downtime, reasons for downtime) = /var/log/vmksummary.


The hostd log (which is the log of the ESX management service of the ESX) = /var/log/vmware/hostd.log.


The messages log (which log activity on the Service Console operating system) is located at /var/log/messages.


The VirtualCenter Agent log is located at /var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxa.log.


The Automatic Availability Manager (AAM) logs = /var/log/vmware/aam/vmware_<hostname>-xxx.log.


The SW iSCSI logs = /var/log/vmkiscsid.log.


The System boot log is located at /var/log/boot-logs/sysboot.log.

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