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Locating logs for VMware vSphere Update Manager 5.0 (2038036)

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This article provides the default location of VMware Update Manager logs.


Note: This article references shell folders and shell folder variables. If you have performed a custom installation, your installation may differ and your log files may not be available in the path mentioned in this article.

By default, VMware vSphere Update Manager logs are located at:
  • Windows XP, 2000, and 2003:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\Update Manager\

  • Windows 2008 and later operating systems:

    C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Logs\

  • ESX (patch and update installation logs):


  •  ESXi (patch and update installation logs):


    In ESXi 4.1, it is located at: /var/log/messages.log

See Also

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