The SoS utility is a command-line Python tool that can be used for the following:

  • Run health checks.
  • On-demand vSAN partition cleanup.
  • Collect logs for VMware Cloud Foundation components.
  • On-demand host cleanup.

To run the SoS utility, SSH in to the SDDC Manager VM using the vcf administrative user account, enter su to switch to the root user, and navigate to the /opt/vmware/sddc-support directory and type ./sos followed by the options required for your desired operation.

./sos --option-1 --option-2 --option-3 ... --option-n

To list the available command options, use the --help long option or the -h short option.

./sos --help
./sos -h

Note: You can specify some options in the conventional GNU/POSIX syntax, using -- for the long option and - for the short option.