You can export all or part of the events data stored in the vCenter Server database.

You must have a vSphere Web Client or a vSphere Client connected to a vCenter Server.

Required Privilege: Read-only

Perform the actions that correspond with the client interface you are using.

Option

Description

vSphere Client

a

Select File > Export > Export Events.

b

(Linked-mode only) In thevCenter Server list, select the server where the events occurred.

c

Specify Events, Time, and Limits attributes for the events you want to export.

d

Specify a file name and location.

e

Click OK.

vSphere Web Client

a

Switch console views to the Event Console view and click Export.

b

Specify Events, Time, and Limits attributes for the events you want to export.

c

Click Proceed.

d

Click Export.

e

Specify a file name and location.

f

Click OK.

vCenter Server creates the file in the specified location. The file contains the Type, Time, and Description of the events.