Mastering vSphere 6.5 – ESXi Logs
April 8, 2018

Mastering vSphere 6.5 – vCenter Logs

In our previous post we discussed about the ESXi logs. Here we would be discussing about the vCenter Logs. The below list is the log structure of VCSA 6.5.

To know more about vCenter Log location, visit KB 1021804

LogsService
/var/log/applmgmt
backupRestoreAPI.logVMware Appliance Management Service
dcui.log
detwist.log
firewall-reload.log
front-desk.log
monsvc.log
multiserve.log
progress.log
server.log
StatsMonitor.log
tasks.log
vami.log
/var/log/vmware/applmgmt-audit
applmgmt-audit-syslog.logVMware Appliance Management Service
/var/log/vmware/cis-license
license.logVMware License Service
license-perf.log
/var/log/vmware/cloudvm
cloudvm-ram-size.logCloudVM Services
install-parameter.log
service-config.log
service-control.log
/var/log/vmware/cm
ciscli.logVMware Component Manager
cm.log
/var/log/vmware/content-library
cls.logContent Library Service
cls-post-install.log
/var/log/vmware/eam
eam.logVMware ESX Agent Manager
install.log
/var/log/vmware/perfcharts
stats.logVMware Performance Charts
/var/log/vmware/psc-client
psc-client.logVMware Platform Services Controller Client
tcserver.pid
/var/log/vmware/rbd
autodeploy-register.logVMware vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter
rbd-syslog.log
/var/log/vmware/rhttpproxy
rhttpproxy.logVMware HTTP Reverse Proxy
/var/log/vmware/rsyslogd
rsyslogd-syslog.logvSphere Syslog Collector
/var/log/vmware/sca
sca.logVMware Service Control Agent
/var/log/vmware/sso
lookupServer.logVMware Lookup Service
vmware-identity-sts.logSecure Token Server (STS) and VMware Identity Management Service
ssoAdminServer.log
vmware-sts-idmd.log
websso.log
vmware-sts-idmd-perf.log
openidconnect.logSingle Sign ON
vmware-identity-sts-perf.log
vmware-rest-afd.log
vmware-rest-idm-http.log
vmware-rest-idm.log
/var/log/vmware/sso/utils
vmware-stsd.logSecure Token Server (STS)
/var/log/vmware/syslog
syslog.logvSphere Syslog Collector
/var/log/vmware/vapi/endpoint
endpoint.logVMware vAPI Endpoint
vcentershim.log
/var/log/vmware/vcha
vcha.logvCenter High Availability
/var/log/vmware/vmafd
vdcpromo.logVMware Endpoint Certificate Store (VECS)
vmafdd.log
/var/log/vmware/vmafdd
vmafdd-syslog.logAuthentication Framework (vmafdd)
/var/log/vmware/vmcad
vmcad-syslog.logVMWare Certificate Authority (VMCA)
/var/log/vmware/vmcam
vmcamd.logvSphere Authentication Proxy
/var/log/vmware/vmdir
vdcsetupldu.logVMware Directory Service
vmafdvmdirclient.log
/var/log/vmware/vmdird
vmdird-syslog.logVMware Directory Service daemon
/var/log/vmware/vmdnsd
vmdnsd-syslog.logVMware Domain Name Service
/var/log/vmware/vmon
event-publisher.logVMware Service Lifecycle Manager
vmon-syslog.log
/var/log/vmware/vmware-sps
sps.logVMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service
/var/log/vmware/vmware-updatemgr
updatemgr-utility.logVMware vSphere Update Manager
vmware-vci-vciInstallUtils-log4cpp.log
/var/log/vmware/vpostgres
pg_controldata_pre_start.txtvFabric Postgres database service
postgresql-01.log
/var/log/vmware/vpxd
vpxd-alert.logVMware vCenter Server
vpxd.log
vpxd-profiler.log
/var/log/vmware/vpxd-svcs
authz-event.logVPXD Service
startup-error.log
vpxd-svcs.log
/var/log/vmware/vsan-health
vmware-vsan-health-service.logVMware vSAN Health Service
/var/log/vmware/vsm
vsm.logVMware vService Manager
/var/log/vmware/vsphere-client/logs
changelog.logVMware vSphere Web Client
dataservice.log
eventlog.log
opId.log
osgi.log
performanceAudit.log
plugin-medic.log
threadmonitor.log
vsphere-client-rpm.log
vsphere_client_virgo.log
vspheremessaging.log
/var/log/vmware/vsphere-ui/logs
changelog.logVmware vSphere HTML5 Client
dataservice.log
eventlog.log
opId.log
osgi.log
performanceAudit.log
plugin-medic.log
threadmonitor.log
vsphere_client_virgo.log
vspheremessaging.log
vsphere-ui-rpm.log
/var/log/restore
restore.logConfiguration Restore Logs
/var/log/firstbootFirstboot logs

Let me know if I had missed out any logs by dropping an comment in the comment session.

Also see: Mastering vSphere 6.5 – ESXi Logs

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