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Tanav
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how to check the logs to troubleshoot any issue in ESX

hi,

i need which logs should i check for any issue in ESX. i have vm-support logs but how to start. if you have any article or any video pleas share with me

i mean "how to check the logs to troubleshoot the any issue in ESX"

thanks

Dhiraj

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AndreTheGiant
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Have a look at those links:

http://www.petri.co.il/5-critical-vmware-esx-cli-network-commands.htm

And for documents

http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/mdc9694.pdf

http://download3.vmware.com/vmworld/2006/tac0028.pdf

Andre

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Tanav
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hi,

thanks for your reply. i want to know which logs should i check if any problem occur. i mean how to check the logs while troubleshooting the issue.

like some issue we need to check var/log/messages and for VM and ESX we have to look for hostd file.

Tanav

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AndreTheGiant
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Usually is not so simple: one issue -> one line in one log file.

There are a lot of log files (remember also vCenter Server log files).

Here you can fine a file mapping:

http://chall32.blogspot.com/2009/11/vmware-esx-troubleshooting.html

Andre

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VMStreak
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There are couple of logs that you can check on ESX, some of them being:

1) /var/log/vmkernel

2) /var/log/vmkwarning

3) /var/log/vmware/hostd.log

Also look at the syslog configuration (/etc/syslog.conf) to get an idea.

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