3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2014 7:04 AM by Tomas.Saghy

    Space used by vmware.log files

    baronson

      Hello,

      I am new to Virtualization Manager, and really like it.

      Can you please tell me if there is a way to report on the space being consumed by the vmware.log files for each vm on the datastore, and which VM's they are?

      Currently we tend to find log files that grow into the gigabyte, and are getting concerned that are datastores will fill up.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.


      Thank you.

        • Re: Space used by vmware.log files
          chrispaap

          Hi

          Unfortunately there is not a way to report within Virtualization Manager on space consumed by the vmware.log files for each VM on the datastore. We can however report on predicted datastore depletion and Top N: Datastore Low Free Space

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          • Re: Space used by vmware.log files
            level0

            Hi,

            there is a built-in alert which can help you track those files down, it's called Datastore Excessive VM Log Files. It alerts you when there is a datastore with more than 1GB worth of log files. Unfortunately, it can't take you all the way to the VMs with large log files, but if you open the alert, there is a magnifying glass icon next to each datastore which, when clicked, will show you the VMs on the datastore in question.

            • Re: Space used by vmware.log files
              Tomas.Saghy

              Hi!

              You can try to use attached alert - it alerts on the total detected log file size for the VM when the total size is larger or equal 1 GB. In the alert you can see the list of VMs with large log files and the total log file size. You can put VMs with large log files to list and create export from the list.