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Location of VMware vCenter Server 6.0 log files (2110014)

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Purpose

This article provides the default location of the VMware vCenter Server logs. For other VMware vCenter Server versions, see Location of vCenter Server log files (1021804).

Resolution

The VMware vCenter Server 6.0 logs are located in the %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\VMWare\vCenterServer\logs folder.
The VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 logs are located in the /var/log/vmware/ folder.

vCenter Server logs are grouped by component and purpose in these sub-directories:

vCenter Server
vCenter Server Appliance
Description
vmware-vpx\vpxd.log
vpxd/vpxd.log
The main vCenter Serverlog
vmware-vpx\vpxd-profiler.log
vpxd/vpxd-profiler.log
Profile metrics for operations performed in vCenter Server
vmware-vpx\vpxd-alert.log
vpxd/vpxd-alert.log
Non-fatal information logged about the vpxd process
perfcharts\stats.log
perfcharts/stats.log
VMware Performance Charts
eam\eam.log
eam/eam.log
VMware ESX Agent Manager
invsvc
invsvc
VMware Inventory Service
netdump
netdumper
VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
vapi vapi VMware vAPI Endpoint
vmdird
vmdird
VMware Directory Service daemon
vmsyslogcollector
syslog
vSphere Syslog Collector
vmware-sps\sps.log
vmware-sps/sps.log
VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service
vpostgres
vpostgres
vFabric Postgres database service
vsphere-client
vsphere-client
VMware vSphere Web Client
vws
vws
VMware System and Hardware Health Manager
workflow
workflow
VMware vCenter Workflow Manager
SSO SSO VMware Single Sign-On

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