ESXi Log File Locations

Authentication/var/log/auth.logContains all events related to authentication for the local system.
ESXi host agent log/var/log/hostd.logContains information about the agent that manages and configures the ESXi host and its virtual machines.
Shell log/var/log/shell.logContains a record of all commands typed into the ESXi Shell and shell events (for example, when the shell was enabled).
System messages/var/log/syslog.logContains all general log messages and can be used for troubleshooting. This information was formerly located in the messages log file.
vCenter Server agent log/var/log/vpxa.logContains information about the agent that communicates with vCenter Server (if the host is managed by vCenter Server).
Virtual machinesThe same directory as the affected virtual machine’s configuration files, named vmware.log and vmware*.log. For example, /vmfs/volumes/datastore/virtual machine/vwmare.logContains virtual machine power events, system failure information, tools status and activity, time sync, virtual hardware changes, vMotion migrations, machine clones, and so on.
VMkernel/var/log/vmkernel.logRecords activities related to virtual machines and ESXi.
VMkernel summary/var/log/vmksummary.logUsed to determine uptime and availability statistics for ESXi (comma separated).
VMkernel warnings/var/log/vmkwarning.logRecords activities related to virtual machines.
Quick Boot/var/log/loadESX.logContains all events related to restarting an ESXi host through Quick Boot.
Trusted infrastructure agent/var/run/log/kmxa.logRecords activities related to the Client Service on the ESXi Trusted Host.
Key Provider Service/var/run/log/kmxd.logRecords activities related to the vSphere Trust Authority Key Provider Service.
Attestation Service/var/run/log/attestd.logRecords activities related to the vSphere Trust Authority Attestation Service.
ESX Token Service/var/run/log/esxtokend.logRecords activities related to the vSphere Trust Authority ESX Token Service.
ESX API Forwarder/var/run/log/esxapiadapter.logRecords activities related to the vSphere Trust Authority API forwarder.

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