Setting up and using vSphere Syslog Collector

A Syslog server centralizes logging and can be used for further analysis.

Getting ready

You need the vSphere install DVD and a Windows VM to install it on.

How to do it...

We will now install and use the vSphere Syslog Collector.

Installing VMware Syslog server

To install the VMware Syslog server, perform the following steps:

  1. Insert the vSphere 5.1 installation DVD.
  2. Click on VMware vSphere Syslog Collector.
  3. Follow the installation instructions and choose the path where the Syslog data will be stored:
    Installing VMware Syslog server
  4. Select VMware vCenter Server Installation if you want the Syslog server to be integrated in the vSphere Client. ...

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