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

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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.


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



tc Server Runtime logs, vRealize Automationwebapp logs


vRealize Automation's built-in vRealize Orchectratorlogs


Apache Access logs


Apache GET/POST Error logs


Apache SSL troubleshooting logs

vRealizeAutomationInfrastructure as a Service Locations


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


IIS logs


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



ID VA tc Server Runtime logs


SSO Admin Server logs

Note: Not applicable to vRealize Automation.


STS performance logs


STS logs


Identity service performance logs


Identity service error logs


Identity service logs


Identity VA logs


Initial setup logs


VMware SSO LDAP initial configuration logs


VMware SSO LDAP initial configuration logs

vRealizeApplicationServices Location



Application Servicestc Server Runtime logs

vMware vRealize Business Standard



vRealize Business Advanced and Enterprisetc Server Runtime logs


REST API requests


API logs


vRealize Businessstandard reference library related changes.


Data collector logs


vRealize Business Advanced and Enterpriselogs

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 5.5.x Locations



vCenter VPXD logs


vCenter VPXD alert logs


Management Web Service logs


vCenter VPXD status change logs


vCenter Inventory Service logs


vSphere Client logs


vSphere Client logs


vSphere Client event logs

vCenter SSO Locations



SSO tc Server Runtime logs


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


STS performance logs


STS logs


Identity service performance logs

Guest Agent Logs


Windows Guest Agent Connection Log
Windows Guest Agent Log

Linux Guest Agent Connection Log

Linux Guest Agent Log


See Also

Update History

Updated to reflect vCloud Suite.

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