You can use the direct console interface to view the system logs on an ESXi host. These logs provide information about system operational events.

1

From the direct console, select View System Logs.

2

Press a corresponding number key to view a log.

vCenter Server agent (vpxa) logs appear if the host is managed by vCenter Server.

3

Press Enter or the spacebar to scroll through the messages.

4

(Optional) Perform a regular expression search.

a

Press the slash key (/).

b

Type the text to find.

c

Press Enter

The found text is highlighted on the screen.

5

Press q to return to the direct console.