If you generate a vCenter Server 5.5 Log Bundles via the C# client on your PC or by clicking start/programs/vmware/generate vcenter server log bundle; the temp files are written to the windows vcenter server c:windowstemp folder.
This can fill up the C drive causing an vcenter outage.
- Create a temp folder on your windows vcenter server. Ex. E:vc_log_bundle
- Open a command prompt as admin and run the following command:
- C:WindowsSystem32cscript.exe “C:Program FilesVMwareInfrastructureVirtualCenter Serverscriptsvc-support.wsf” /z /nlc /s:e:vc_log_bundle
- (optional) Remove /nlc from the above command if you want take a live core dump of vpxd (this is risky as it can hang or crash vpxd aka the VMware VirtualCenter Server).
This will write the files to E:vc_log_bundle, zip them to a vcsupport-date***.zip file in the same folder and remove the temp files.
TIP – You can map a network share to a new driver letter on the window vcenter and write the vcenter log bundle to it if the server does not have access to the internet to upload the zip file.