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  • 1.  vCenter syslog

    Posted Feb 12, 2009 01:31 PM


    I am collecting all the logs of my ESX server in my syslog server, how could I log all the vCenter events in this syslog database too?

    Thank you in advance!

    Any help would be appreciated!

  • 2.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Feb 14, 2009 08:26 PM

    There is a product called snare that can translate windows event logs to syslog and forward them to a remote syslog server.


  • 3.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Feb 16, 2009 08:58 AM

    thank you! are you having some how-tos?


  • 4.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Feb 16, 2009 12:02 PM

    Snare will only get the Windows event logs. I've been monitoring this thread to see if others have found a way to real-time monitor the vCenter events being written to the db. I don't want to perform the events export but would prefer that the vCenter events that eventually roll up into syslog. Has anyone written a stored procedure or alt. that does this?

  • 5.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Feb 18, 2009 12:54 PM

    whats about getting the vCenter Events with Powershell "Get-Event" and then store the entries into the syslog server?

  • 6.  RE: vCenter syslog
    Best Answer

    Posted Feb 18, 2009 01:03 PM

    It's an interesting thought, however it would not be real time and I'm unsure about get-event pulling logs from VC. If it can, Snare has a text log watcher product that could output those PowerShell get-event logs to a syslog server.

  • 7.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Jul 23, 2010 08:12 AM

    I know this is an old discussion, but can anyone tell me where the vCenter Events log to? I can see nothing in the Windows Event Logs nor can I find a txt file. Do they log to the SQL server?

  • 8.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Apr 05, 2011 02:26 PM

    If you're using vCenter 4.1 on Server 2008 64bit or R2, you'll find the logs in:

    C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs

  • 9.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Apr 08, 2010 09:10 AM

    Up Again.

    Any news on this Question?

    Is ther with the Vers 4.01 a possiblility to get the alarms on Syslog to a Syslog Server?

    Kinde Regards


  • 10.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Mar 28, 2012 11:26 PM

    Looks like Snare has this functionality. Testing tomorrow and will post the results.

  • 11.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Apr 03, 2012 08:26 AM

    Any news on this? I am looking for a way to get vCenter to send its logfiles to a syslog server (Splunk).

  • 12.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted Apr 04, 2012 02:56 AM

    Sorry, In class all this week. I should have some results by next week. Stay tuned.

  • 13.  RE: vCenter syslog

    Posted May 15, 2012 03:17 AM

    Snare Epilog for Windows worked forme to send the vcenter log files to syslog server.