Logs for Linux Noobs

Hello all,

I’ve been playing with XCP-NG on an old HP Z400 and having some hardware or XCP issues. I have a Windows background and learning linux. I checked through Event Viewer in one of my Win10 VMs but there’s nothing but an unexpected shutdown.

Where do I start when searching log files for troubleshooting purposes?

Thank you.

You can dig through the logs on the Xenserver in /var/log/xensource.log

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Thank you for your reply, @LTS_Tom
I did look through that log and couldn’t tell the difference between error or just normal info logs. I know in time I will make sense of it, I actually enjoy reading logs lol. In the meantime how do I understand it. google searches brings up how to use tails and grep so I’ve been guessing words like error or critical. Am I on the right track? Is there another technique or tool?

Thank you

You can download and run lnav on the server to make the logs easier to read https://youtu.be/RurEIYFZyZI

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Just what I need. Thank you!