Are these the identical files as created under 1.? Then the answer would be solved. Apart from that we would like to know how to acces the a.m. files.
Thanks in advance!
You can use the tech support console. From the Yellow DCUI screen select the Troubleshooting Options and enable the TS console. ALT + F1 will give you a log in prompt. You can copy the files to a datastore (/vmfs/volumes/datastore ) and then download them through the vSphere Client. You can use a tool like SCP or WinSCP or Veeam fastSCP to copy the files.
To access the log files, just download WinSCP (or similar) and connect direct to your ESX host - you will need to have SSH enabled of course and logon as root with your root password, but you'll be able to copy and poaste Windows style.