VXRAIL – USEFUL LOG FILE INFORMATION

The following log files can be accessed either via console or SSH to VxRail Manager.

Useful VxRail Manager Log Files

/var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/marvin.log
/var/log/vmware/loudmouth/loudmouth.log
/var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/DellPTAgentResponse.log
/var/log/mystic/connectors-cluster.log
/var/log/mystic/connectors-esrs.log
/var/log/mystic/lcm.log
/var/log/mystic/management-account.log
/var/log/mystic/hibernate.log
/var/log/mystic/proactive_precheck.log
/var/log/mystic/web.log

###Useful Log analysis commands###
# less /var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/marvin.log
# cat /var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/marvin.log
# tail -f marvin.log
# tail -f marvin.log | grep ERROR
# tail -f marvin.log | grep ERROR –color
# tail -n 100 marvin.log
# more marvin.log
# history
# du -sh /var/log
# /mystic/generateFullLogBundle

Runtime Properties:
/var/lib/vmware-marvin/runtime.properties

Application Properties:
cat /usr/lib/vmware-marvin/marvind/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes/application.properties

JSON:
/var/lib/vmware-marvin/config-journal.json | json_pp

DNS
cat /etc/resolv.conf

Notes:
– Transfer Log Files via SCP:
scp ./sddcManagerServer.log ringd@10.10.0.10:/users/ringd/logs/

– Find the directory of a specific log file e.g ‘marvin.log’:
find /* -name marvin.log
find /* -name *conversion.log
find / -iname runtime.properties

vCenter Logs
tail -f /var/log/vmware/vpxd/vpxd.log

ESXi
tail -f /var/log/vmkernel.log
/opt/dell/DellPTAgent/tools/ipmitool_static fru print 17
esxcli software vib list | grep marvin
vmware -vl
esxcfg-vmknic -l
rpm -qa | grep vxrail

Useful Reference:

14 tail and head commands in Linux/Unix

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