6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2014 1:43 PM by oasisinin

    Remote scratch partiction and syslog location

    vmproteau Expert

      We have diskless Hosts and we configure a remote scratch partition on a shared datastore. We also use the vCenter server as a remote syslog repository as well as another security server. A question came up about the "syslog.global.logdir". There was discussion of what should be defined here. One engineer was wanting to explicitly define this field with the remote scratch partition location while another suggested the default.

       

      Can someone explain precisley where syslogs would be placed with each of the configurations below?

       

      syslog.global.loghost  10.X.X.X,10.Y.Y.Y:514

      syslog.global.defaultrotate 32

      syslog.global.defaultsize 4096

      syslog.global.logdir []/scratch/log

      syslog.global.logdirunique true (checked)

       

      syslog.global.loghost  10.X.X.X,10.Y.Y.Y:514

      syslog.global.defaultrotate 32

      syslog.global.defaultsize 4096

      syslog.global.logdir [NFS-Datastore-1]/ESXiScratch/

      syslog.global.logdirunique true (checked)