alraczek
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vSphere 6.5 (vCenter 6.7) - is there anywhere to view the System Event Logs (SEL)

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I have searched and searched and find any info that tells me where to look for this version. I want to see what the

logs look like before I write a script to clear them. Ty.

...ar

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sjesse
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Here in the new interface, it should be a similar spot in the older flash interface, I don't have access to an environment with that at the moment for a picture.

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scott28tt
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These should help.

ESXi 6.5: ESXi Log File Locations

vCenter Server 6.7: VMware Knowledge Base


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IRIX201110141
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The one and only SEL which iam aware of is more Server HW related rather than OS (ESXi) .

As a Dell shop we use OpenManage Intergration for VMware vCenter to see the SEL within vSphere Client.

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Joerg

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Thanks Joerg.


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ESXiClash
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Your SEL logs is fetch via host there is native Agent related to Vendor specific will running on host.

you can clear them via Power CLI https://vcloudvision.com/2019/11/26/clearing-esxi-system-event-log-sel-via-powercli/

https://vcloudvision.com/2019/11/26/clearing-esxi-system-event-log-sel-via-powercli/

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IRIX201110141
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ESXiClash

good catch!

The Host Hardwarestatus shows the same as the Vendor plugin. But the delete button shows now effect.

Regards,
Joerg

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sjesse
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It depends on the vendor if the host hardware tab clear works or not, I know with ucs b200 blades its clears the sell logs, at least in with the firmware we have.

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alraczek
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Okay, I wasn't clear. Is there any way to see the logs in the UI for 6.5 ? I am writing a script and I want to see that when I run the script it actually does clear the logs.

Yes I could log in and check file sizes but I was wondering if it was accessible through the GUI or is it only command line?

...ar

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IRIX201110141
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Yes, i can see in a vCenter 6.7 on a 6.5 or 6.7 the SEL.

Regards,
Joerg

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AlanRaczek
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Uh, okay. Where?

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sjesse
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Here in the new interface, it should be a similar spot in the older flash interface, I don't have access to an environment with that at the moment for a picture.

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or

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alraczek
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sjesse thank you! Seems I am VMware GUI challenged.

..ar

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