Sunday, 28 May 2017

vCenter Log Files and Locations

vCenter running on windows the log files will be located in C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs
vCenter running on virtual appliance the log files will be located in /var/log/vmware/vpx

The main vCenter Server log, consisting of all vSphere Client and WebServices connections, internal tasks and events, and communication with the vCenter Server Agent (vpxa) on managed ESXi/ESX hosts.
Profiled metrics for operations performed in vCenter Server. Used by the VPX Operational Dashboard (VOD) accessible at https://VCHostnameOrIPAddress/vod/index.html.
Non-fatal information logged about the vpxd process.
cim-diag.log and vws.log
Common Information Model monitoring information, including communication between vCenter Server and managed hosts’ CIM interface.
ctions proposed and taken by VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), grouped by the DRS-enabled cluster managed by vCenter Server. These logs are compressed.
Health reports for the Licensing Services extension, connectivity logs to vCenter Server.
Dump of string used during the installation of vCenter Server with hashed information for DNS, username and output for JDBC creation.
Provides information about the historical performance data collection from the ESXi/ESX hosts
Health reports for the Storage Monitoring Service extension, connectivity logs to vCenter Server, the vCenter Server database and the xDB for vCenter Inventory Service
Health reports for the ESX Agent Monitor extension, connectivity logs to vCenter Server
Connectivity information and status of the VMware Webmanagement Services.
Health status of the VMwareVCMSDS service and individual ADAM database objects, internal tasks and events, and replication logs between linked-mode vCenter Servers