I have a vcenter 6.5 U2g, that shows the warning "Filesystem holding VMware Postgres service error logs is running low on available space"
I tried to find the reason via ssh with 'df -h' and saw, that the consumption is at 'storage/log/'
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs 12G 0 12G 0% /dev
tmpfs 12G 28K 12G 1% /dev/shm
tmpfs 12G 684K 12G 1% /run
tmpfs 12G 0 12G 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/sda3 11G 5.7G 4.4G 57% /
tmpfs 12G 1.3M 12G 1% /tmp
/dev/mapper/autodeploy_vg-autodeploy 25G 45M 24G 1% /storage/autodeploy
/dev/mapper/imagebuilder_vg-imagebuilder 25G 45M 24G 1% /storage/imagebuilder
/dev/mapper/db_vg-db 25G 3.6G 20G 16% /storage/db
/dev/mapper/core_vg-core 50G 218M 47G 1% /storage/core
/dev/mapper/updatemgr_vg-updatemgr 99G 2.7G 91G 3% /storage/updatemgr
/dev/mapper/netdump_vg-netdump 9.8G 23M 9.2G 1% /storage/netdump
/dev/sda1 120M 35M 80M 30% /boot
/dev/mapper/seat_vg-seat 542G 31G 484G 6% /storage/seat
/dev/mapper/log_vg-log 35G 32G 1.6G 96% /storage/log
/dev/mapper/dblog_vg-dblog 25G 9.5G 14G 41% /storage/dblog
tmpfs 1.0M 0 1.0M 0% /var/spool/snmp
With a 'du -k' i found, that there is the directory '/storage/log/vmware/esx' with a consumption of 28G.
Four of my ESXi-Hosts are storing Logfiles with several GBs inside.
What can i do to prevent this? Do I have to limit a setting in the syslog collector?
Use VCSA/ESXi to send logs to remote syslog and not ESXi to send to VCSA . That's a bad configuration decision .