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Location of vSphere Profile-Driven Storage log files (2056646)

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This article provides the default location of the vSphere Profile-Driven Storage logs. It may be necessary to use these log files when troubleshooting issues and VMware Support may request these files when creating a Support Request.


The vSphere Profile-Driven Storage logs are placed in a different directory on disk depending on the vCenter Server version and the deployed platform:
  • vCenter Server 5.x and earlier versions on Windows XP, 2000, 2003: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\VMware\Infrastructure\Profile-Driven Storage\Logs

  • vCenter Server 5.x and earlier versions on Windows Vista, 7, 2008: C:\ProgramData\VMware\Infrastructure\Profile-Driven Storage\Logs

  • vCenter Server 5.x Linux Virtual Appliance: /var/log/vmware/vpx/sps

    Note: If the service is running under a specific user, the logs may be located in the profile directory of that user instead of %ALLUSERSPROFILE%.

vSphere Profile-Driven Storage logs are grouped by component and purpose:

  • sps.log: The main Profile-Driven Storage logs, consisting of all vCenter Server and Management Webservices connections, internal tasks and events, and information about the storage profile integrity.

  • vim-sps-install.log: This file consists of information about the installation of Profile-Driven Storage including computer name, operating system revision, the date of installation and the number of revisions that have been installed or upgraded on the system.

  • wrapper.log: This file provides information about the state of the Java runtime environment.

    Note: As each log grows, it is rotated over a series of numbered component-nnn.log files. On some platforms, the rotated logs are compressed.

Additional Information

You cannot view vSphere Profile-Driven Storage logs using vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client. To export these logs, see  Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vCenter Server (1011641).

For related information, see the main article in this series Location of log files for VMware products (1021806).

See Also

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