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Heartbeat Failure on VM's

Posted on 2014-03-12
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Hi Guys,

I am getting heartbeat failure alerts (SCOM Alerts) for my VMware VM's, how do I find out why this is happening?

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
K
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how do I find out when the vm guest was vmotioned?
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Bing CISM / CISSP earned 500 total points
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logs, as always, are the source to go.

if not enabled, check below the official KB to enable it.

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1036145
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Hi Guys,

Is there anywhere I can learn how to read the VMware log files? they are very difficult to understand, I have been through the hostd log files, vcentre log files and I can't seem to understand them, please help.

thanks
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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you may upload the whole log files after sanitising the sensitive info as necessary.
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Hi bbao sorry I don't understand what you mean?
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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found the reason from the logs?
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by:Kay
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no I didn't. I can understand the vmlog files, they are very difficult to read.
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where can learn how to read these log files?

example - [viclient:SrvMsg  :P: 3] 2013-04-17 10:37:47.413  RMI Request Vmomi.Core.PropertyCollector.CreateFilter - 11

on the vcentre log files, what on earth does all that mean?
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