Useful Logfiles and Locations within Dell VxRail Systems

The following log files can be accessed either via console or SSH to VxRail Manager.

Monitor Dell EMC VxRail bring-up logs: dayone.log , short.term.log & firstboot.log:

  • dayone.log – detailed information in relation to initial first run configuration.
    • (/var/log/microservice_log/dayone.log)

useful commands:

  1. cat dayone.log
  2. tail -f dayone.log
  3. tail -f dayone.log | grep ERROR
  4. tail -n 100 dayone.log
  5. more dayone.log
  • short.term.log – micro services related information.
    • (/var/log/microservice_log/short.term.log)

Note: short.term.log is a good starting point for all microservices related information. For specific microservice log detail filter by the microservices name for example:

  1. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-vxrail
  2. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-host
  3. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-cluster
  4. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-network
  5. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-vm
  6. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-ecosystem
  7. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-eservices
  8. cat short.term.log | grep microservice.do-storage
  • firstboot.log – detailed information in relation to micro services boot up during initial configuration.
    • (/var/log/firstboot.log)

more options for log viewing:

  1. /var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/marvin.log – (Expansion activity)
  2. /var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/localhost_access_log.txt – (Http Requests predominately vCenter Plugin requests)
  3. /var/log/vmware/loudmouth/loudmouth.log – (Discovery)
  4. /var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/DellPTAgentResponse.log – (PTAgent connectivity issues)
  5. /var/log/mystic/connectors-cluster.log – (Cluster related info such as disk replace, health, shutdown,LED)
  6. /var/log/mystic/connectors-market.log – (Market Catalog)
  7. /var/log/mystic/connectors-esrs.log – (ESRS)
  8. /var/log/mystic/connectors-eservice.log – (Support a/c info, composite bundle download, online chat, community)
  9. /var/log/mystic/web.log – (Upgrade info)
  10. /var/log/mystic/lcm-do.log – (‘DO’ related micro services info during LCM)
  11. /var/log/mystic/lcm-web.log – (Upgrade info)
  12. /var/log/mystic/lcm-migration.log – (If OVA deployment part of upgrade sequence)

Generate log bundle

python /mystic/generateLogBundle.py -v

Bundle location: /tmp/mystic/dc/

Useful Log analysis commands

  1. less /var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/marvin.log
  2. cat /var/log/vmware/marvin/tomcat/logs/marvin.log
  3. tail -f marvin.log
  4. tail -f marvin.log | grep ERROR
  5. tail -f marvin.log | grep ERROR –color
  6. tail -n 100 marvin.log
  7. more marvin.log
  8. history
  9. du -sh /var/log
  10. /mystic/generateFullLogBundle

JSON

  1. cat /var/lib/vmware-marvin/config-initial.json | json_pp

Manifest File

  1. cat /var/lib/vmware-marvin/manifest.xml

Application Properties

  1. cat /usr/lib/vmware-marvin/marvind/webapps/ROOT/WEB-INF/classes/application.properties

DNS

  1. cat /etc/resolv.conf

NTP

  1. cat /etc/ntp.conf

vCenter Logs

  1. tail -f /var/log/vmware/vpxd/vpxd.log

ESXi

  1. tail -f /var/run/log/platform_svc.log
  2. tail -f /var/log/vmkernel.log
  3. /opt/dell/DellPTAgent/tools/ipmitool_static fru print 17
  4. esxcli software vib list | grep marvin
  5. vmware -vl
  6. esxcfg-vmknic -l

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