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ESXI 4.1 and 5.x configurations syslog to log specific events

Is it possible to change the logfile informaion in ESXi4.1 and ESXI 5.x? I want to only log the debug, warning, and  error information.

I am pointing my hosts to a Solarwinds SYSLOG server and I do not want to log informative logs.

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jdptechnc
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You can change the logging level in ESXi, but this affects everything, not just what gets output to your remote syslog server.

http://dewjam.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/esxi-syslog-setting/

I don't think you can filter out the noise from the syslog daemon in 5.x.  I think 4.x used the old syslogd/syslog.conf, so you might be able to edit the syslog.conf accordingly on the older hosts, but I'm pretty sure that is not an option for vmsyslogd in 5.x.

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jdptechnc
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You can change the logging level in ESXi, but this affects everything, not just what gets output to your remote syslog server.

http://dewjam.wordpress.com/2012/05/17/esxi-syslog-setting/

I don't think you can filter out the noise from the syslog daemon in 5.x.  I think 4.x used the old syslogd/syslog.conf, so you might be able to edit the syslog.conf accordingly on the older hosts, but I'm pretty sure that is not an option for vmsyslogd in 5.x.

Please consider marking as "helpful", if you find this post useful. Thanks!... IT Guy since 12/2000... Virtual since 10/2006... VCAP-DCA #2222
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JCMorrissey
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This "may" allow the distinct log levels to report out but haven't tested it so..

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=100479...

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mdangel1
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Thank you both!!!!!!!

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