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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

Log
Description
vpxd.log
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.
vpxd-profiler.log
Profiled metrics for operations performed in vCenter Server. Used by the VPX Operational Dashboard (VOD) accessible at https://VCHostnameOrIPAddress/vod/index.html.
vpxd-alert.log
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.
drmdump
ctions proposed and taken by VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), grouped by the DRS-enabled cluster managed by vCenter Server. These logs are compressed.
ls.log
Health reports for the Licensing Services extension, connectivity logs to vCenter Server.
vimtool.log
Dump of string used during the installation of vCenter Server with hashed information for DNS, username and output for JDBC creation.
stats.log
Provides information about the historical performance data collection from the ESXi/ESX hosts
sms.log
Health reports for the Storage Monitoring Service extension, connectivity logs to vCenter Server, the vCenter Server database and the xDB for vCenter Inventory Service
eam.log
Health reports for the ESX Agent Monitor extension, connectivity logs to vCenter Server
catalina.date.log
Connectivity information and status of the VMware Webmanagement Services.
jointool.log
Health status of the VMwareVCMSDS service and individual ADAM database objects, internal tasks and events, and replication logs between linked-mode vCenter Servers