Collecting logs from individual ESX servers in the VMWare infrastructure setup
We had an "event" today wherewe had an issue with one of our ESX hosts, and a machine running on that host crashed. An error was logged in Virtal Center "
** VMware ESX Server internal monitor error *** vmk: vcpu-0:Unable to read swapped out PPN(0x9e2d) from swap slot(0x10695b5) for VM(2766)..."
This message was never retrieved by the VMWare collector service.
Are we missing something here, or are such errors simply "out-of-scope" for the VMWare collector service. If "out-of-scope" is there a way to collect such logs from the ESX host itself.
VMCollector service support ESX and vCenter messages that come through vCenter. It does not directly talk to ESXs. looks like this message is not getting reported from vCenter (else it should have come as unknown message)???
Will it ever be possible to collect such information ?
Such alerts / events could potentially be used as triggers for alerts.
Also, If i go into Virtual Center, the event contains a lot more information than what is just pulled by enVision. For example, VD displays an event like "migrating Server01 from VHost14 to VHost10 in MyDatacenter". There are also resource allocation change events that don't seem to be pulled into enVision.
Can such messages be pulled ?
Hi Madan, if these logs are important, can you please raise a support call? Some body from engineering team will need to evaluate this and feasibility of collecting it in enVision.