When you retrieve logs for a host or vCenter Server, you can use these logs to view, search, filter, and compare with other system logs.

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Navigate to the host or vCenter Server that contain the logs you want to retrieve.

2

Click the Monitor tab.

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Click Log Browser.

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(Optional) If no logs for the host or vCenter Server are available, click Retrieve now to retrieve the logs for that object.

The retrieved logs are based on a current snapshot of the system. Retrieving logs can take a few minutes. You can perform other tasks while the logs are being retrieved.

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(Optional) Click Refresh to retrieve newer logs.

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Select the type of log you want to browse.

The log displays in the browser.