Dave_Mac
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ESXi sysboot.log question

I'm interested in the sysboot.log introduced with ESXi 4.x. Which process creates this logfile, is it one of the syslinux daemons? Which component 'owns' this log, Hostd?

Does this log file get directed to syslog when configured or are the events wrapped up in /messages?

Thanks in advance

Dave

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Dave_Mac
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Anyone?

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Anupreet01
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even i am looking for the same answer

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Sreec
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Hello Dave,

  •                 Sysboot.log will have early VMkernel startup, module loading, and host initialization information.

  •         Hostd.log: Host management service logs, including virtual machine and  host Task and Events, communication with the vSphere Client                                     and vCenter Server vpxa agent, and SDK connections.

  •                 Messages:Core VMkernel logs, including device discovery, storage and networking device and driver events, virtual machine startup, and a                                 merged copy of the hostd and vpxa management service logs.

You can redirect the logs to Syslog server however Retention, rotation and splitting of logs received and managed by a syslog  server are fully controlled by that syslog server

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