0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 25, 2012 8:20 AM by jessem

    Syslog and scratch location confusion

    jessem Enthusiast

      Hey everyone,

       

      My goal is to have ESXi 4.x hosts retain logging for 1 week even after a reboot (persistent) without using a VMA or purchasing a 3rd party syslog server.  I've done some research and have set the logging under Configuration > Software > Advanced Settings.

       

      I have specified a path here: ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation

       

      and

       

      here: Syslog.Local.DatastorePath

       

      My question is what is the difference between both of these locations and how do I ensure that the logging I need (1 weeks worth through a reboot even) is being kept.

       

      When I dump the logs using vm-support I don't see any information previous to a reboot.  When I look in the scratchconfig location, I see folders created but no logs are there.