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Data Center Expert | Downloading Log Files for Technical Support

Process for downloading log files when requested by technical support.

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StruxureWare Data Center Expert (DCE)
- Basic Appliance (AP9465)
- Standard Appliance (AP9470)
- Enterprise Appliance (AP9475)
- Virtual Appliance (AP94VMACT)
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InfraStruXure Central (ISXC)

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Technical support will only investigate issues if they are apparent within the software.  Data Center Expert logs contain many different messages, ranging from Informational alerts to Critical issues.

1) Open a Web Browser and Navigate to: http://DCE_IP/capturelogs
Example URL:

NOTE:  If HTTP is disabled, please use https in the URL.

2) Login with local administrator credentials.
NOTE: Active Directory credentials are not supported for accessing and downloading capturelogs.

3) If a download link for log files is displayed, click on Delete Files.  This will remove the old archive and allow you to create a new archive to provide to technical support.

4) Click on Create Service Log Archive.

NOTE: Once started, do not click the create button again. This may take a few minutes to create
If you refresh the page, you may be prompted to reenter the information and repeating the action. Do not hit continue.
Both of these actions will create multiple instances of the file and it may take much longer to compile them. When doing this, you may also see a folder instead of a file link. Do not click this as it does not have access to the file. You must wait for the process to finish.

5) Once the new log files package is generated, click on the link to download.

6) Provide to technical support for analysis of your issue.  Technical support can provide an upload location if the log files are too big to send via email.

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