unexpected restart of vmware virtual machine in esxi 5.0

Posted on 2014-11-23
Last Modified: 2015-01-16
unexpected restart of vmware virtual machine in esxi5.1,how to Tracing log, we have all ready check OS level but i could not found any issue so i request you that how to Trace log at vmware level
Question by:prana1984
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Was there nothing in the Windows OS Event log? Assuming Windows ?

Have you looked at the vmware.log in the virtual machine folder?

and check the /var/log folder in the host.

Did the host restart ?

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sir we have copy to local desktop but it too much have u any idea
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I wonder if you could re-phrase, I do not understand.

Post your logs here.

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sir i have copy to vmware.log file to our local desktop but its size to large
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you will have to view, online and check..

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sir i could not understand pls explain properly
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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To check why the virtual machine has been shutting down, you will need to view the logs.

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pls any suggest
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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1. Event logs in the VM OS.

2. vmware.log in the VM folder.

3. /var/logs/vmkernel.log on the host.

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