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vCenter Support Logs and ESXi log analysis

Quick query just looking to improve my log analysis of both vCenter Support Logs and ESXi logs

The companies whose VMware products I support all have VMware support

After troubleshooting and going through steps, what is the best way of analyzing logs

I am using Notepad ++ I can not find any guides online for this even to see in a rudimentary fashion

Some of the companies I support are using LogInsight but I would really like to get indicators as quickly as possible from log analysis

Would really appreciate best steps to do this
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Indie101
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Log Insight will display them better on a time line than Notepad++, BUT you still need to KNOW what the contents of the logs mean!

tailing the logs sometimes is better, when a problem occurs, you can see the contents immediately and the error.

BUT interpretation takes experience and many years of practice.

Some things are obvious to the untrained eye, but not all.
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patronCommented:
***depends how you handle your Virtual Environment and which is best method you can use here..
Use vMA
Configure Sys Log Server
Use Power CLI
Further Use tools esxtop/resxtop
https://labs.vmware.com/flings/visualesxtop
https://labs.vmware.com/flings/esxtopngc-plugin
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Indie101Author Commented:
Thanks for comments, theres no sites, I have bought a few VMware books, very few of them mention it.I have a good idea just I have been doing it myself and thought there must be a guide , a pdf or a helpful video out there somewhere for this

If there is anything like this can you let me know :)
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware used to have Troubleshooting Course, I'm not sure if they still do.
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