HOW TO: FIX the Warning System logs on host are stored on non-persistent storage, Move system logs to NFS shared storage.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, MVE, Expert of the Year 2021,2017-11, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2022-2011
This video builds on the last videos in this series of Hancock's VMware Half Hour, where we continue to build our VMware vSphere 7.0 Lab, and in this video, we start to explore the Warning messages appearing on several of our hosts in the cluster.

In this video, I will show you HOW TO: FIX the Warning System logs on the host are stored on non-persistent storage by moving the system logs to NFS shared storage.

The previous videos are listed here for your convenience

Part 24: HOW TO: Cross vCenter Server vMotion (export) between standalone vCenter Servers 7.0 not linked to the current SSO domain.

Part 25: HOW TO: Add a Synology NAS providing NFS Storge to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0.

Part 26: HOW TO: Create a VMware vSphere Cluster add an EVC Baseline and then present a Synology NAS to multiple hosts in the cluster.

Part 27: HOW TO: Migrate VMware vCenter Server 7.0 in an enabled EVC VMware vSphere 7.0 Cluster of ESXi 7.0 hosts using "Andy's Towers of Hanoi solution"

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

Video Steps

1. Connect to vCenter Server 7.0.

Using a web browser, enter the fully qualified domain name of the vCenter Server 7.0 in the URL.

2. Privacy Notice.

If using the VMware self-signed certificate (the default), click Accept to proceed.

3. Launch vSphere Client (HTML5).

Click the Launch vSphere Client (HTML5) button.

4. Enter SSO credentials.

Enter the Administrator@vsphere.local username and password.

5. Select the host.

Select the Host > Configuration > Advanced System Settings.

6. Search for variable.

Syslog.global.logDir (hint it's on Page 32).

7. Enter the datastore name.


8. Hit Enter to complete.

Hit Enter.
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