Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Enable Syslogging on ESXi 4.x

Connect to your ESXi host by using Vsphere Client.

1) Open Configuration Tab and choose Advanced Settings under the Software part from left.
2)Find syslog from the tree view. Enter your syslog server IP number and port number to the right pane.
3) Connect your ESXi host by using SSH and login as root
4) type "ps | grep syslog"  press enter without quotas. Note the PID number
5) type "kill -HUP PIDNumber"  press enter.
6) Your host will begin to send syslog messages to your syslog server

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