- VMkernel, /var/log/vmkernel/. Records activities related to the VMs and ESX hosts. Rotated with a numeric extension. The current log has no extension, and the next newest one has a .1 extension
- VMkernel Warnings, /var/log/vmkwarning/. Records activities with the VMs. It is a subset of the VMkernel log and uses the same rotation scheme.
- VMkernel Summary, /var/log/vmksummary/. Used to determine uptime and availability statistics for ESX hosts; a human-readable summary can be found in /var/log/vmksummary.txt.
- ESX Server host agent, /var/log/vmware/hostd.log. Contains information about the agent that manages and configures the ESX host and its VMs. (Search the file date/time stamps to find the log file it is currently outputting to or open hostd.log, which is linked to the current log file.)
- ESX Firewall, /var/log/vmware/esxcfg-firewall.log. Logs all firewall rule events. Rotated with a numeric extension. The current log has no extension, and the next newest one has a .1 extension
- ESX Boot, /var/log/vmware/esxcfg-boot.log. Logs all ESX boot events. Rotated with a numeric extension. The current log has no extension, and the next newest one has a .1 extension.
- ESX Update, /var/log/vmware/esxupdate.log. Logs all updates done through the esxupdate tool.
- Service Console, /var/log/messages/. Contains all general log messages used to troubleshoot VMs or an ESX host.
- Web Access, /var/log/vmware/webAccess. Records information about web-based access to an ESX host.
- High Availability (HA), /var/log/vmware/aam/. Logs information related to the High Availability service. In ESX 3.0.x, these logs were in /opt/LGTOaam512/ instead.
- Authentication, /var/log/secure. Contains records of connections that require authentication, such as VMware daemons and actions initiated by the xinetd daemon.
- Vpxa, /var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxa.log. Contains information about the agent that communicates with vCenter Server. Search the file date/time stamps to find the log file it is currently outputting to or open vpxa.log file, which is linked to the current log file.
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