Saturday, 29 October 2011

Which ESX log file

Log FileNameDetails
/var/log/vmkernelVmkernelRecords activities related to the virtual machines and ESX host
/var/log/vmkwarningVmkernel WarningsA copy of everything marked as a warning or higher severity from vmkernel log. Easier to look through than vmkernel log
/var/log/vmksummaryVmkernel SummaryUsed for avaialability and uptime statistics. Human-readable summary in vmksummary.txt
/var/log/vmware/hostd.logHost Agent LogContains information on the agent that manages and configures the ESX host and its virtual machines
/var/log/vmware/vpxVirtualCenter AgentContains information on the agent that communicates with VirtualCenter
/var/log/messagesService ConsoleLog from the Linux kernel. Useful for underlying Linux issues. The kernel has no awareness of VMs running on the VMkernel
/var/log/vmware/esxcfg-boot.logESX Boot LogESX Boot log, logs all ESX boot events
/var/log/vmware/webAccessWeb AccessRecords information on Web-based access to ESX Server
/var/log/secureAuthentication LogContains records of connections that require authentication, such as VMware daemons and actions initiated by the xinetd daemon
/var/log/vmware/esxcfg-firewall.logESX Firewall LogContains all firewall rule events
/var/log/vmware/aamHigh Availability LogContains information related to the High Availability (HA) service
/var/log/vmware/esxupdate.logESX Update LogLogs all updates completed using the esxupdate tool

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