Where do you find OS Logs for each specific OS Platform


For troubleshooting different OS issues it is useful to have a look to OS logs.

You can find OS Logs to the following locations (depending on the OS Platform):


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Linux OS:
ls -ltr /var/log/messages*

Connected as ‘root’ OS user you can extract the OS logs by running:
/bin/errpt -a > /tmp/errpt.txt

ls -l /tmp/errpt.txt

Solaris OS:
ls -ltr /var/adm/messages*


ls -l /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log

/usr/sbin/dmesg > /tmp/dmesg.txt

ls -l /tmp/dmesg.txt

Windows OS:

a) Open Event Viewer (“Control Panel” -> “Administrative Tools” -> “Event Viewer” ).
b) Select the Event type (Application, Security or System):
c) Right click on it and select “Export List ….”
d) Save as text file.
e) Repeat the same operation for each Event.

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