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Install VMware vSphere Syslog Collector Server
By Pranay Jha | Jun 12, 2016 | In Tutorials | Update: Jun 13, 2016 | Total Views [ 6920 ]
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Installation of VMware vSphere Syslog Collector Server

Install vSphere Syslog Collector Server to store ESXi Logs to a centralized server on the network rather than on each host datastore. We can create a seperate server or also can use same virtual center server to store logs. Follow below steps to install Syslog Server.

Step by Step Installation of VMware vSphere Syslog Collector Server

- Insert Virtual Center Installation Media Disk in Server where you want to install Syslog Collectory Server.

- Browse or Autoplay Installation Media.

- Click on vSphere Syslog Collector to start installation.

- Select Language as English.

- It will start and execute installation.

- Click on Next.

- Accept EULA.

- Select path to Install vSphere Syslog Collector. By default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Syslog Collector\. You may change it to as per requirement

- Select Path for vSphere Syslog Collector Configuration. Default configuration path is "C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Syslog Collector\Data\".You may change it as per requirement.

- Define Size of Log before Rotation. By default is 2 MB, it can be defined as per requirement.

- Define Log Rotation to Keep. By default is 8, it can be change as per requirement.

- Select Syslog Collector Installation Type.

- Standalone Installation - It will be on different machine.

- VMware vCenter Server Installation - It will be integrated with Virtual center

- Define Syslog Collector Server and SSL Port.

- If you are using Standalone Installation, select Virtual center server as shown below.

- Click on Install.

- Installation is in Progress.

- Click Finish to complete the installation.

Syslog Collector server has been installed by following these Steps. Now you may refer to Configuring ESXi Syslog to check how to configure ESXi to store logs on Syslog server.

- Select Syslog Collector Installation Type.

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