Get-ClusterLog

Creates a log file for all nodes, or a specific a node, in a failover cluster.

Syntax

Get-ClusterLog
   [[-Node] <StringCollection>]
   [-Cluster <String>]
   [-Destination <String>]
   [-Health]
   [-InputObject <PSObject>]
   [-SkipClusterState]
   [-TimeSpan <UInt32>]
   [-UseLocalTime]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-ClusterLog cmdlet creates a log file for all nodes, or a specific a node, in a failover cluster.

When creating a log file for the cluster, you can specify the timespan that you want logged information for in addition to providing a destination for the created logs.

Note: This cmdlet cannot be run remotely without Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on the server computer.

Examples

Example 1: Create a log file for the local cluster

PS C:\> Get-ClusterLog
Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name 
----                -------------     ------ ---- 
-a---          9/4/2008   3:53 PM    2211301 Cluster.log 
-a---          9/4/2008   3:53 PM    1261025 Cluster.log

This command creates a log file for the local cluster in the cluster reports folder on each node of the cluster.

Example 2: Create log files for each node and save them locally

PS C:\> Get-ClusterLog -Destination .
Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name 
----                -------------     ------ ---- 
-a---          9/4/2008   3:55 PM    2211301 node1_cluster.log 
-a---          9/4/2008   3:55 PM    1261025 node2_cluster.log

This command creates a log file for each node of the local cluster, and copies all logs to the local folder.

Example 3: Create a log file for the local cluster for previous five minutes

PS C:\> Get-ClusterLog -TimeSpan 5
Mode                LastWriteTime     Length Name 
----                -------------     ------ ---- 
-a---          9/4/2008   3:58 PM     128299 Cluster.log 
-a---          9/4/2008   4:01 PM     104181 Cluster.log

This command creates a log file for the local cluster in the cluster reports folder on each node of the cluster. The log covers the last 5 minutes.

Optional Parameters

-Cluster

Specifies the name of the cluster on which to run this cmdlet. If the input for this parameter is . or it is omitted, then the cmdlet runs on the local cluster.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Destination

Specifies the location to which to copy one or more cluster logs. To copy to the current folder, use . for this parameter input.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Health

Indicates that the cmdlet also logs the health information of the cluster.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InputObject

Specifies the cluster from which to generate cluster logs.

Type:PSObject
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Node

Specifies the name of the cluster node for which to generate the cluster log.

Type:StringCollection
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SkipClusterState

Indicates that the cmdlet does not add additional cluster state information to the cluster logs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:scs
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TimeSpan

Specifies the time span in minutes for which to generate the cluster log.

Type:UInt32
Aliases:Span
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UseLocalTime

Specifies that the time stamp for each cluster log entry uses local time. By default, the timestamp uses Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:lt
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.Cluster

Outputs

System.IO.FileInfo