Logging – Part Four: Centralized Logging on ESXi Hosts

In vSphere 5 logging is standardised using Syslog for all logging, to handle log messages from the VMkernel, daemons, logger program and other programs and processes. For remote logging, log messages may be sent to a centralized logging system  and system panics can be sent to a remote dump collector. This allows for troubleshooting on the remote … More Logging – Part Four: Centralized Logging on ESXi Hosts

Utilising vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools – Part Two: vscsiStats

The vscsiStats command allows for the troubleshooting of performance issues for virtual machine storage. It can collect data at the virtual SCSI device level and report this performance data as a histogram by collecting information on each I/O operation and reports on I/O metrics such as length, seek distance, number of outstanding I/O, I/O latency … More Utilising vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools – Part Two: vscsiStats