Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dump Collector // Syslog Collector + Vcenter Server Appliance

How to configure the Dump and Syslog Collector with the Vcenter Appliance

Step 1: Connect to the esxi host and use the esxcli command to point core dumps to the vcenter appliance

Step 2: Connect to the vcenter appliance and modify the values for the dump collector. Test and save the changes.  Be aware that these logs can also be stored in nfs datastores. Look at the Storage Tab for that.

Step 3: Connect to the esxi host and execute the following commands to configure syslog. Add a firewall rule to allow traffic to redirect.

Step 4: Restart the appropriate services after the changes.

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