Generate Log Bundle for VMWare vCenter 6.7 and ESXI 6.7

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I was recently asked by someone new to VMWare what is the quickest way to generate a log bundle that VMWare is asking for.  I thought I would take the amount of time to generate a log bundle to write this article.

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dalprdesxvic02treemancocom

Navigate to the top bar in vCenter and right click on your vCenter Server

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New Datacenter. 
CJ New Folder 
Export System Logs... 
Assign License. 
Tags & Custom Attributes 
Add 
Alarms 
update Manager

Click on Export System Logs

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Select hosts 
Select host logs to put into an export bundle. You can optionally include vCenter Sewer and vSphere LJI logs in the bundle. 
C] Select All / Deselect All 
Name 
t] dalnpwxrOSfreema 
ncocom 
t] dalnpwxr06.freema 
ncocom 
t] dalnpwxr01_freeman 
co.com 
t] dalnpwxr04.freema 
ncocom 
Status 
Connected 
Connected 
Connected 
Connected 
Cluster 
Non-production 
Non-production 
Non-production 
Non-production 
Version 
67.0 
67.0 
67.0 
67.0 
Include vCenter Server and vSphere LJI Client logs. 
The vCenter Server system you selected dæs not support export of individual system logs. All system logs will be 
exported trom vCenter Server. 
CANCEL 
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If you don’t need host logs just select Include vCenter Server and vSphere UI Client logs and you can click next.

If support is requesting host files too then select all the hosts you need to gather logs from and click next.

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Select logs 
Select specific system logs to export. You can optionally include performance data in the resulting log bundle. 
Gather performance data 
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Duration: 
second(s) Interval: 
second(s) 
Password for encwpted core dumps 
Password: 
Confirm password: 
You can upload files directly to VMware by going to Administration > Support > Upload File to Service Request 
CANCEL 
BACK 
EXPORT LOGS

If you don’t need any of the above mentioned features then click Export Logs and it will begin the gathering process. 

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Name 
VMware-vCenter-support-2020 04 21014 
- 54-37 
Date modified 
4/21/2020 12:Cu PM 
Type 
Compressed (zipp... 
Size

It will produce a ZIP file with the name VMware-vCenter-support-Year-Month-Day@time

Take this rather large file and upload it to the FTP site that VMWare or DellEMC provides you.

FYI; if you use winscp to upload the file it will be quicker.

Summary:
Once again, generating logs shouldn’t be a painful process.  However, I will be the first to admit it can take forever to generate a VMWare log bundle.  As always, I hope y’all found this helpful.

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