Collect, analyze and navigate through your VMware logs to get insights

ESXi logs contain a lot of important information related to events and the state of your vSphere environment. Most of the time, it can be hard to make sense of the huge amount of logs and filter the relevant information our of them.

Runecast as a VMware vSphere syslog collector

Runecast Analyzer acts as a syslog server collector, analyzing and parsing the logs from your ESXi hosts and virtual machines (log entries that are usually stored only in the vmware.log file of each VM folder).

View VMware ESXi and vCenter logs

Runecast parses the logs in real time and filters out the important entries. It scans for specific log patterns that indicate issues described in VMware Knowledge Base articles. Runecast Analyzer is the only product for VMware vSphere (vCenter server, ESXi hosts and VMs) that will discover the exact problem in the logs in real time and point you to the resolution.

Built-in vCenter log insight analysis

On top of that, Runecast filters entries based on important predicates, such as FailedTo, SCSI_command, NMP, Unableto, Error, and shell. From there graphic charts in a dedicated dashboard provide you with quick log insights and visibility into your logs and spot any increase in relevant VMware log entries. For example, you can quickly see all ESXi shell activity during a selected period of time. To make navigating your log analysis easier, Runecast even offers elaborate search functionality.

VMware log viewer summary page

VMware log analysis verbose

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