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We are getting ready to migrate to VMware 5.5 and have a new server with ESXi mirrored  2GB SD's. I was told I need to redirect the log files to another location in case they may fill the SD. So, I could redirect them to our SAN correct? Anyone know how to do this? Do I need to create a LUN and format to NFS or another format?

Any help is appreciated.
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I do this a lot for Dell servers when VMWare is installed on the dual SD card solution you can get from Dell.

Here you go:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2032823
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Schuyler: what does this mean "To log to the scratch partition set in the ScratchConfig.CurrentScratchLocation, the format is blank or []/foldername." This needs to be redirected as well?
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You will need to edit the Advanced Settings, by using the vSphere Client,

Select the Host Server > Configuration > Advanced Settings.

Change the ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation configuration option, specifying the full path to the directory. For example:

/vmfs/volumes/DatastoreUUID/logs/.locker-ESXHostname

we use folders on a datastore called logs, and then

.locker-esxi001

make sure the logs and ..locker-esxi001 are created. You will also need the UUID name of the datastore.


Also, you could enable and log to a Syslog server.
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