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Old 04-22-2009, 10:09 PM   #1
maas187
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Question Vmware.


Hi to all ,

My friend has installed VMware on his system a couple months ago .
today i was checking his system and noted that /var/log/secure and /var/log/messages . and some other logs are empty ?

i have searched the net and found out that when VMware is installed on the system for some reason it disables all log files ..
My Question is Dose it really disable them or saves them in a different place on the file system ?

OS - CentOS ?


thank you
 
Old 04-22-2009, 10:25 PM   #2
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I'm running VMWare Workstation on one of my boxes and have never had a problem with logs being affected by VMWare. Has your syslog process been stopped? On my system I have syslogd running:
Code:
ps aux | grep syslogd | grep -v grep
root       970  0.0  0.0   1748   644 ?        Ss   Feb20   0:09 /usr/sbin/syslogd
Can you tell us what version of VMWare you're running and whether the syslog process is still running please?
 
Old 04-22-2009, 10:37 PM   #3
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I'm running VMWare Workstation on one of my boxes and have never had a problem with logs being affected by VMWare. Has your syslog process been stopped? On my system I have syslogd running:
Code:
ps aux | grep syslogd | grep -v grep
root       970  0.0  0.0   1748   644 ?        Ss   Feb20   0:09 /usr/sbin/syslogd
Can you tell us what version of VMWare you're running and whether the syslog process is still running please?


syslog is running :

[root@vmserver log]# service syslog status
syslogd dead but pid file exists
klogd (pid 2957) is running...
[root@vmserver log]#


Version :

[root@vmserver log]# vmware -v
VMware Server 2.0.0 build-116503


I have searched and most say thats the reason .
 
  


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