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Log locations in VMware vRealize Automation 6.x Suite (2074803)

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Purpose

This article provides information about the logs location and log file contents for VMware vRealize Automation (formerly known as VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server) 6.x Suite.

Resolution

The log locations are spread across multiple locations depending on the architecture of your vRealize Automation(formerly known as VMware vCloud Automation Center for Server) environment. These are the log locations and generic log content:

Note: With the release of vRealize Automation 6.2.x, all the Appliance and IaaS logs can be collected using the option within the Cluster tab on the VAMI.


vRealizeAutomationVirtual Appliance Locations

Description

/var/log/vcac/catalina.out

tc Server Runtime logs, vRealize Automationwebapp logs

/var/log/vco/app-server/catalina.out

vRealize Automation's built-in vRealize Orchectratorlogs

/var/log/apache2/access_log

Apache Access logs

/var/log/apache2/error_log

Apache GET/POST Error logs

/var/log/apache2/ssl_request_log

Apache SSL troubleshooting logs

vRealizeAutomationInfrastructure as a Service Locations

Description

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Agents\agent_name\logs\file

Plug-in logs example: CPI61, nsx, VC50, VC51Agent, VC51TPM, vc51withTPM, VC55Agent, vc55u, VDIAgent

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Distributed Execution Manager\DEMOR\Logs\DEMOR_All

Distributed Execution Manager logs

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Distributed Execution Manager\DEMWR\Logs\DEMWR_All

Distributed Execution Worker logs

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Logs

Manager Service logs

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\ConfigTool\Log\vCACConfiguration-date

Repository Configuration logs

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Model Manager Data\Logs\nothing_today

IIS Access logs (usually empty, but can be expected)

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Model Manager Web\Logs\Repository

Repository logs

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Server\Website\Logs\Web_Admin_All

Web Admin logs

C:\inetpub\logs

IIS logs

https://iaas-web-server/wapi/elmah.axd

WAPI website logs (6.0.x)

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\vCAC\Web API\Logs\Elmah

WAPI website logs (6.2.x)

Identity Virtual Appliance Locations

Description

/var/log/vmware/sso/catalina.out

ID VA tc Server Runtime logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/ssoAdminServer.log

SSO Admin Server logs

Note: Not applicable to vRealize Automation.

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-identity-sts-perf.log

STS performance logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-identity-sts.log

STS logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-sts-idmd-perf.log

Identity service performance logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-sts-idmd.err

Identity service error logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-sts-idmd.log

Identity service logs

/var/log/vmware/vmafd/vmafdd.log

Identity VA logs

/var/log/vmware/vmdir/vdcsetupldu.log

Initial setup logs

/var/log/vmware/vmdir/vmafdvmdirclient.log

VMware SSO LDAP initial configuration logs

/var/log/vmware/vmkdc/vmkdcd.log

VMware SSO LDAP initial configuration logs

vRealizeApplicationServices Location

Description

/home/darwin/tcserver/darwin/logs/catalina.out

Application Servicestc Server Runtime logs

vMware vRealize Business Standard

Description

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/tcinstance1/logs/catalina.out

vRealize Business Advanced and Enterprisetc Server Runtime logs

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/tcinstance1/logs/auditFile.log

REST API requests

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/tcinstance1/logs/itfm-external-api.log

API logs

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/tcinstance1/logs/itfm-reflib-update.log

vRealize Businessstandard reference library related changes.

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/tcinstance1/logs/itfm-vc-dc.log

Data collector logs

/usr/local/tcserver/vfabric-tc-server-standard/tcinstance1/logs/itfm.log

vRealize Business Advanced and Enterpriselogs

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 5.5.x Locations

Description

/var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxd.log

vCenter VPXD logs

/var/log/vmware/vpx/vpxd-alert.log

vCenter VPXD alert logs

/var/log/vmware/vpx/vws.log

Management Web Service logs

/var/log/vmware/vpx/vmware-vpxd.log

vCenter VPXD status change logs

/var/log/vmware/vpx/inventoryservice/ds.log

vCenter Inventory Service logs

/var/log/vmware/vsphere-client/logs/vsphere_client_virgo.log

vSphere Client logs

/var/log/vmware/vsphere-client/logs/virgo-server/log.log

vSphere Client logs

/var/log/vmware/vsphere-client/eventlogs/eventlog.log

vSphere Client event logs

vCenter SSO Locations

Description

/var/log/vmware/sso/catalina.out

SSO tc Server Runtime logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/ssoAdminServer.log

SSO Admin Server logs (only in 5.5.x version)

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-identity-sts-perf.log

STS performance logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-identity-sts.log

STS logs

/var/log/vmware/sso/vmware-sts-idmd-perf.log

Identity service performance logs

Guest Agent Logs
Description

C:\VRMGuestAgent\axis2\gugent-axis.log

Windows Guest Agent Connection Log
C:\VRMGuestAgent\GuestAgent.log
Windows Guest Agent Log

 
/usr/share/gugent/axis2/logs/gugent-axis.log
Linux Guest Agent Connection Log

 
/usr/share/gugent/GuestAgent.log
Linux Guest Agent Log

 

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