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 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. For basic operations, enter the following command:

sudo /opt/vmware/sddc-support/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.

sudo /opt/vmware/sddc-support/sos --help
sudo /opt/vmware/sddc-support/sos -h
Note: You can specify some options in the conventional GNU/POSIX syntax, using -- for the long option and - for the short option.

For privileged operations, 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.