VMware ESX 3 and vCenter 2 Log Location

VMware ESX 3.* Logfile Locations
HyperVisor Logs

  • vmkernel – /var/log/vmkernel
  • vmkwarning – /var/log/vmkwarning
  • vmksummary – /var/log/vmksummary

Management Logs

  • hostd – /var/log/vmware/hostd.log
  • vpxa – /var/log/vmware/vpxa.log
  • HA – /var/log/vmware/aam

Console OS (COS) Logs

  • COS – /var/log/messages
  • esxupdate – /var/log/vmware/esxupdate.log
  • boot – /var/log/vmware/esxcfg-boot.log
  • webAccess – /var/log/vmware/webAcess
  • firewall – /var/log/vmware/esxcfg-firewall.log
  • secure – /var/log/secure

VMware vCenter 2.* Logfile Locations

  • vCenter – C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs
  • Tomcat – C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server\tomcat\logs
  • Capacity Planner – C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Capacity Planner\Logs
  • Update Manager – C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Update Manager\Logs
  • Converter – C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Converter Enterprise\Logs
  • Licence Manager – C:\Temp\imgrd.log

Gratefully taken from HERE