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Troubleshooting vSphere Storage by Mike Preston

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Logfiles used in vSphere Storage troubleshooting

Logfiles have long been the norm for providing us with a wealth of information as to what is occurring inside any system. The same holds true with vSphere and ESXi. In fact, vSphere has quite a few logfiles that it uses to report on almost every single event that occurs within our environment. This is the main reason why the first thing that is asked to any customer during a support call is to send the logfile bundle for further analysis. Whether it is the ESXi host, vCenter Server, or the virtual machine itself, each has its own set of logfiles stored in different locations.

ESXi logging

ESXi has a very robust logging system with a number of different logfiles. Each one provides a unique and organized ...

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