VMWare ESXi error event log?

Hi,

Running VMWare ESXi 5.5.

If there is a loss of power or other similar event, is there a log or something that will show an event like that?

Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
/var/log/vmkernel.log on the host

other logs are also present, and you've also go individual logs for each VM, in the VM folder called vmware.log
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Simply one of EE's finest. Thanks.
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I purposely pulled the power plug on the ESXi 5.5 host, then went to the /var/log/vmkernel.log.

I need help in interpreting the error log. Which line might suggest that the host was powered off abruptly?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
what time did you pull the plug, 14:18 - 14:20 ? and thats not the entire log, and you may have to look at other logs in /var/logs

it's not as obvious, and you have to ensure that your logs have not disappeared with the reset.
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
Let me document everything before the pulling of the plug, and I'll repost. Thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You do have your logs, being sent to a Syslog server ?

because logs, can disappear after a restart
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Go-BruinsAuthor Commented:
No, I do not. Can you point me in the right direction please?
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