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Getting this message on new esxi 5.5 host,,The esxi host does not have persisitent storage

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This host has an sd card that the ESXi software is installed on so there is no disk for a datastore. I will be adding this host to another cluster but how do I get that message to go away so I can add this host to the cluster where it will get the data stores that the other host have?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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see my EE Article

HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues System logs on host are stored on non-persistent storage

The message is only a warning, it will not cause any issues, but it's a good idea to setup a datastore for the storage of LOGS!

as any logs will be lost on a host reboot.
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Well there is and sd card in the host but no disk. Can I setup the scratch space on that?
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never mind I figured it out. I can just have it go to one of the other datastores that it will have access to.. Correct?
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Yes, we actually have created a LOG Datastore, of a few gig, and all servers log to it, see my EE Article.
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ok thanks
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Ok i tried to add in the datastore for the persistent storage but when I reboot the warnng still comes up..
This is how I added the storage:  [] /datastore name/log (I placed this in the syslog.global.logdir)
I creaated the Log folder on the data store which I name I added. Do I have the syntax correct or what am I missing here?
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Your syntax is not quite correct, you need to use [ datastore and path]

like this

[iscsi-lun19-dcs-san1] logs/.locker-esxi006/log

the but in the square brackets is the datastore, follow bu folders
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So would this be correct:
[data store name] /Logs-folder
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correct, also case sensitive!
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ok got it..
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adding in persistent storage
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