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Location of vSphere Web Client 5.x service logs (2004090)

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This article provides the default location of the VMware vSphere Web Client service log files in vSphere 5.x.

For vSphere Web Client 6.0, see Location of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 log files (2110014).


For vSphere 5.0, all the logs for the vSphere Web Client service are located at:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\vSphere Web Client\DMServer\serviceability\
  • Linux: /usr/lib/vmware-vsphere-client/server/serviceability/

For vSphere 5.1, all the logs for the vSphere Web Client service are located at:

  • Windows: C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\serviceability\
  • Linux: /var/log/vmware/vsphere-client/serviceability/

For vSphere 5.5, all the logs for the vSphere Web Client service are located at:

  • Windows: C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\serviceability\
  • Linux: /var/log/vmware/vsphere-client/ 

vSphere Web Client logs are grouped by component and purpose:

  •  logs\vsphere_client_virgo.log - The main vSphere Web Client log, consisting of all communication between underlying Flex endpoint connections, internal tasks and events
  • logs\access\localhost_access_log. date.txt – Individual HTTP requests from the Web browser
  • logs\virgo-server\log.logInformation about plug-in bundle communication
  • eventlogs/eventlog.log – Time stamps of startup and shutdown of the vSphere Web Client service 
  • Additional log files:

    • C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\Logs\vim-ngc-install.log – Consists of information about the installation of the vSphere Web Client including computer name, Operating System revision, the date of installation and the number of revisions that have been installed/upgraded on the system
    • C:\ProgramData\VMware\vSphere Web Client\Logs\wrapper.log – Provides information about the state of the Java runtime environment.
Note: The preceding logs represented rotate to a new log file after a size limit or a service restart and in some cases it is compressed.

For vSphere 5.1 and 5.5, to collect the vSphere Web Client logs, navigate to Start > All Programs > VMware > Generate vSphere Web Client Log Bundle.

Note: The vSphere Web Client uses VMware APIs to access the vCenter Server. Details for actions taken within the client are logged by the vCenter Server. For more information, see Location of vCenter Server log files (1021804).

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Update History

10/02/2012 - Added how to gather web client logs for 5.1

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