How to view your VMware ESXi Host’s System Log, Config and Datastore via a web browser.

Looking for an easy way to view your VMware ESXi host’s System Logs, Config Files and Datastore?  This rather nifty ESXi feature will save you the hassle of having to log onto the ESXi console to view any of these items.  All you simply have to do is open a web browser and enter in one of the two URLs (see below) – depending on what you’re wanting to access.  Keep in mind that what is displayed in the web browser is read-only.

 

How to view your VMware ESXi Host’s System Log, Config and Datastore files via a web browser.

 

ESXi Configuration Files & System Logs:

 

http://<insert ESXi host name or IP here>/host

 

Click on any of the displayed items to view their contents.

Easily view your VMware ESXi Host’s System Log, Config via a web browser.

ESXi Datastores:

To view the ESXi host’s attached datastores and the total and consumed disk space enter:

 

http://<insert ESXi host name or IP here>/folder

 

How to view your VMware ESXi Host’s Datastore files via a web browser.

 

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Matt,

    Unfortunately not via this method.

    Though you can easily set some of the SNMP settings using the Remote CLI (RCLI). For example the basic setting of traps can be done using the vicfg-snmp.pl script/command in the RCLI.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Simon

  2. nixgik says

    vicfg-snmp.pl didn’t work using the free version of ESXi – what I did was:

    1- on the server console press Ctrl-Alt-F1
    2- Type the word ‘ unsupported’ – you ar enot going to see what you are typing:
    3- You will know you got 2 above right because the prompt Password appears. Enter the server’s password
    4- vi /etc/vmware/snmp.xml: changed enabled to true and add a community string

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