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How to obtain VMWare ESXi log and store it in our local machine?

Can it be acheived using VMWare powerCLI?

( I hope in log file i can get what are all the guest machines were utilized and how long . Is it true?)

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You can get all that stuff via vCenter. –  Chopper3 Jan 9 '12 at 9:05

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Obtaining ESXi diagnostic logs can be done a couple different ways: Through the VI client, or through the API. The PowerCLI method is listed in the following KB article.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1027932

Regarding whether or not the guest machine utilization is in there, I'd need more info about what you are looking for.

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I am junior admin in VMware. As of now i am only looking for couple of information. 1. Guest machine utilization. 2. Snapshots taken in host machine for the day. I don't know what are all the other things can be achieved by diagnosing the log. What experts mainly do with VMware logs? –  Samselvaprabu Jan 10 '12 at 2:49
    
Do you know if you are using vCenter Server, or just ESXi? A good way to tell is to look at the license on the summary tab of the host in your vSphere client. –  JakeRobinson Jan 10 '12 at 4:26
    
I am just using Free ESXi . I am not having vCenter. I think PowerCLi can still read information. –  Samselvaprabu Jan 10 '12 at 6:22
    
Free ESXi does not include API access. API access is required for PowerCLI. –  JakeRobinson Jan 17 '12 at 15:36

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