Can you provide an example of what your putting in? I may have seen the same thing, Using [datastore]\folder didn't seem to work no matter what I did, but just putting [datastore] did, I was dealing with it for now since I could use the unique directory to seperate the logs for each host anyway.
I'm putting like [Datastore] Syslog/host
As a test can you just put [datastore], and if that works and noone else replies open a ticket, I'll probably do some time when I have some time. It may be a bug,
You could use powercli to check the current Syslog location ......
Log onto the Vcenter/host with powercli ...
#Then check the current Syslog.global.logDir setting by running
Get-VMHostAdvancedConfiguration -Name "Syslog.global.logDir"
#change the setting by using the following
Set-VMHostAdvancedConfiguration -Name "Syslog.global.logDir" -Value "Datastorename/scratch/log"
Make sure you have the right path to the log folder
Please provide screenshot if it is possible. Thank you.
Hey, I just had this problem myself, so I looked at the system logs while I tried to set it -- the actual error it was throwing was "directory must exist and be accessible".
I was trying to set it to [DS1] /syslogs --- so I just logged onto the host and went to /vmfs/volumes/DS1 and did a mkdir syslogs. After that, it accepted the value just fine.
If you're not going to use the "unique log dir" directive, you may have to make each host folder manually, but at least it seems to be workable!
Hopefully this helps, I just happened to see this as I was having the same problem! Good luck!