My RAID controller cache backup battery in my Dell server is in degraded state. I have the Dell OpenManage System Administrator (OMSA) installed on my VMware ESXi 4.1 installation. I exported the log file for the controller using OMSA, but it saved it in /var/log. How do you access this folder on the ESXi host?
I tried connecting directly to the host using VMware vSphere Client, under Administration, System Logs, but in the Server log drop down menu I don't have the option to access /var/log, but I do get subfolders like /var/log/messages.
I tried WinSCP but get error "Cannot initialize SFTP protocol. Is the host running a SFTP server?"
I tried HTTP by going to https://esxihost/host/
but there is no response from the server.
I was going to try the vSphere CLI but I didn't see any commands to access a specific folder, perhaps I didn't look closely enough.
All I want to do is look at the log files the Dell OMSA saved to the hosts local /var/log folder. Does anyone know how to do this? Is this even possible with ESXi?