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How to Collect Security Server Logs for Troubleshooting

This article describes how to collect information about the Security Server’s status and about events occurred on it. This information helps the Bitdefender Support team to investigate and resolve the issues you encountered with your Security Server.


note Note:
This article refers to Security Server Multi-Platform and to Security Server for VMware NSX and vShield.


To collect all the needed information:

  1. Connect to the Security Server via SSH. You may use PuTTy.

  2. Log in with root and provide the password for this user.

  3. Run this command:

    • For Security Server Multi-Platform: # /opt/BitDefender/bin/bdsysinfo-sve
    • For Security Server for NSX and vShield: # /opt/bitdefender/bin/bdsysinfo-sve


    A .tar.gz archive file containing the logs is saved to /root.
    The filename has the format: bdsysinfo-xxxxx.tar.gz, where xxxxx is a random string.

    The logs deliver the following:

    • Files:


    • Command output for:

      uname -a
      ps auwx
      cat /proc/meminfo
      cat /proc/cpuinfo
      df -hT
      slabtop --once
      cat /proc/mounts
      dpkg -l
      ls -lR /opt/bitdefender
      sysctl -a
      netstat -anpe
      getent passwd
      getent group
      lsof -n

  4. Using WINSCP, copy the file to your machine.

  5. Send the file to Bitdefender support.

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