The SoS utility is a command-line tool that you can use to run health checks, collect logs for VMware Cloud Foundation components, and so on.

To run the SoS utility, SSH in to the SDDC Manager appliance using the vcf 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 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.