Location of vCenter Server log files


vCenter Server logs are grouped by component and purpose:


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, profiler.log, and scoreboard.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.

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 and localhost.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.


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