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Monitor VMkernel activity with the tail command.

The tail command displays last 10 lines of a file and with the –f (follow) parameter you can see the data appended to it. So, if you want to see what is going on in the vmkernel of your ESX host:

  1. Login to you ESX host
  2. Type: #tail –f /var/log/vmkernel
  3. Watch for new events to appear
  4. If you want to terminate the process,  press CTRL + C

Nice & simple 🙂


– Marek.Z

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Marek is an IT professional with 15+ years of experience in the IT industry and is currently working as PSO Senior Consultant SDDC at VMware for the NEMEA region.

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