System log entries include such information as who generated the event, when the event was created, and the type of event.


Connect to an ESX/ESXi host by using the vSphere Client.

Required privilege:Global. Diagnostics privilege.


  1. To view system log entries, select Home > Administration > System Logs.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select the log.
  3. (Optional) Click Show All or Show next # lines to see additional log entries.
  4. (Optional) Filter the log entries.
    1. Select View > Filtering.
    2. Type the filter criteria in the filter box.