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Logs to delete in Windows VCenter server ?

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Hi People,

Can anyone please suggest me which log files I can delete in the below directory from Windows VCenter 5.1 U1:

C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\SSOServer\logs
C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\logs
C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs
C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Logs 

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I need to clear up some disk space in physical server before upgrading it to VCenter 5.5 U3e.

Thanks,
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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ALL of them, if you don't need to keep them.

vCenter Server volume (disk size) should be at least 130GB.
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Ok, can I empty them all ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Yes, the lot. if you need them archive them, rather than delete.
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by:Senior IT System Engineer
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Great, I was afraid to kill my VCenter server if I empty those directory.

Is there any way to see which log settings to turn off perhaps ?

I have set the logging in vSphere console to just 1 I guess that only applies to the SQL database.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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they are Java, and Tomcat logs.

again, your disk size should be at least 130GB.

and you should think about moving from Windows to the appliance in the future.
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Yes,

I have just increased the vRAM into 12 GB for this VM.

The Windows VM size for the C:\ is 40 GB and it is now 9 GB free.

D:\ is 40 GB free

Why VCenter appliance ?
I don't like it. I prefer Windows since I can still use my Windows VSphere client.
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by:gheist
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Windows vsphere client works just fine with VCA6
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Please tell me what this has to do with Java ...
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Because Vmware VCenter is running on Apache Tomcat.
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vSphere Client (is now deprecated, and retired) and later versions of vSphere will no longer work with vSphere Client.

Also it was announced at VMworld 2015, in Barcelona, that vCenter Server for Windows, is now going to be depreciated, in favour of the Appliance, and later only the appliance will exist.

So get used to Web Client and Linux Appliance.

Anyway, this is all going off topic, I believe your question has been answered.
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Yes deprecated and buried, but the HTML5 is nowhere near usable (and flash player will probably die before H5 reaches daylight)
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