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How to Upload And Analyze Logs in VMware Skyline

Upload And Analyze Logs in VMware Skyline

Since the start of our series on VMware Skyline, Till now you have learned many things about VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics such as Deployment, Configuration, etc. It also allows you to Import ESXi logs & detect the issues. In this post, we will learn How to Upload And Analyze Logs in VMware Skyline.

Log Analysis is as you know very difficult task which is mostly performed by VMware Support Team. VMware Skyline comes with the Log Analysis feature which allows you to find the issues related to the Hardware Compatibility of ESXi with the VMware HCL, VMware Security Advisory findings, and other diagnostics which helps you to make your vSphere environment more stable & efficient.

For using this functionality of VMware Skyline first, you have to export the logs & then you can upload them on VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics Appliance.

If you don’t know about VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics, Check our post:

What is VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics ?

So let’s see How to Perform Log Analysis in VMware Skyline:

Step 1:
In this case, we are exporting ESXi host logs to show you.
Log in to vCenter Server.
Select the host for which you want to analyze the logs.
Select Export System Logs.

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Step 2:
Here you can add/remove the logs whichever you want.
Click Export logs so that it will be downloaded locally.

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Step 3:
Now login to VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics Appliance.
Go to Upload & Analyze from left navigation bar.
Select Upload Bundles.
You can upload logs in 2 ways Local file or Remote file.
Choose the log file which you have exported.
Click Upload & Analyze.

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Step 4:
You will see the status of your Task below.
Once completed, You can click on Show Report to get the log analysis detailed report.

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Here you can see your report. Which you can save/view or Delete.

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Below you can see the sample report of ESXi host log Analysis.

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Using this way you can easily Upload & Analyze the logs using log bundles.

As you can see from the above screenshot that you will get very important information about your Host. For example HCL Validation Summary which will help you to find out if your current firmware version, Driver version is compatible or not. You will get more details as well which you can expand Analysis results & remediate the issues related to vSphere environment.

Checkout other posts on VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics:

What is VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics ?

How to Deploy VMware Skyline Appliance Step by Step ?

How to Configure VMware Skyline Appliance for First Use ?

How to Run Diagnostics in VMware Skyline Appliance ?

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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