vCenter Log Files and Locations

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

Actions 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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 


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